No one has a crystal ball showing what the future will bring. That’s why when people invest, they often try to diversify their funds across a range of options. Some investments may end up below average while others excel, but hopefully they will balance out, providing a good overall return while maintaining the safety of the initial investment.
Every year in May, the nation observes National Police Week. It’s a time to remember and honor the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of those officers was Special Agent Greg R. Boss, who served with us at the Office of Inspector General for five years. Greg joined us in 2000 as an auditor before training for and transitioning to a special agent role in 2004. On November 8, 2005, Greg was returning home from duty in his law enforcement vehicle.
You can’t send letters, bills, magazines, or catalogs through the mail without paper — specifically graphic paper, the kind of paper that’s used for printing or writing. So what happens when there’s a graphic paper shortage? In 2021 and 2022, the world found out. We describe the causes and consequences of this shortage in a new Research Insights Report, The Paper Shortage and Its Effect on Mail. Research Insights Reports provide a quick analysis of strategically important issues that affect the
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The U.S. Postal Service delivers in virtually every American community, and it’s vitally important that local operations are effective. That’s why our Field Operations Review Teams travel to all parts of the country to make sure the Postal Service follows proper sorting, delivery, and safety procedures in local areas. Recently, Congressional stakeholders alerted us to mail issues in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE. In response, we sent our teams to two processing plants and six delivery
Every two years the U.S. Postal Service is called to deliver for America’s national elections. As an OIG, we want to help ensure the Postal Service is prepared to fulfill this important responsibility, and afterward we want to know how well they did it. Last week, we released our audit on the Postal Service’s service performance during the 2022 mid-term election. We found, overall, the Postal Service did a good job prioritizing the processing and delivery of Election Mail.