Below is a list of some of our recently announced audit projects. If you have knowledge or experience related to any of the topics, we encourage you to get in touch with us via the link provided in the project description.

 2022 Selected Financial Activities and Accounting Records
Start Date:
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
December, 2022

FY 2022 Selected Financial Activities and Accounting Records

The Selected Financial Activities and Accounting Records audit supports the Independent Public Accounting (IPA) firm’s integrated audits of the Postal Service's financial statements and internal controls over financial reporting through re-performance of selected financial controls tests and independent testing as agreed upon with the IPA. Our objectives are to determine whether the Postal Service: 

  • Fairly stated accounting transactions in the general ledger and whether selected controls surrounding those transactions were designed and operating effectively.
  • Properly tested, documented, and reported its examination of selected key financial reporting controls related to Postal Service Headquarters and the Accounting Service Centers. 
     
Start Date:
Friday, June 24, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
December, 2022

Distribution of Repair and Maintenance Resources

The Postal Service owns over 8,400 and leases over 23,000 properties ranging in size from 273 square feet to 32 acres. This includes retail facilities in communities of all income levels across the nation. As part of the 10-year Delivering for America plan, the Postal Service plans to invest in these facilities as well as refresh the customer lobbies. 
Our objectives are to (1) examine the distribution of resources for maintenance and repairs at retail facilities in lower and higher-income communities and (2) assess the impact of the Delivering for America plan on these communities. Congress requested that we perform this audit and include an analysis of the ratio of retail facilities to population in high-income versus low-income communities.
 

U.S. Postal Inspection Service San Francisco Division
Start Date:
Monday, May 16, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
December, 2022

U.S. Postal Inspection Service San Francisco Division

The Postal Inspection Service is the law enforcement, crime prevention, and security arm of the Postal Service. Postal inspectors support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce nearly 200 federal laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail. Our objective is to evaluate whether the Postal Inspection Service’s San Francisco Division implemented effective controls for equipment, evidence, and training. The scope of our audit will include controls in place from July 2021 through June 2022.

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
December, 2022

The Postal Service’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Acquisition

In February 2021, the Postal Service awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). To evaluate the environmental impacts of the NGDV purchase versus alternatives, the Postal Service prepared an Environmental Impact Statement, as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. This audit’s objectives are to 1) determine if the Postal Service’s acquisition process and Environmental Impact Statement for the NGDV complied with the NEPA, and 2) assess the reliability and reasonableness of the Environmental Impact Statement and supporting analysis.

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