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.

Start Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
September, 2022

Timecard Administration Follow-up

The Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS), deployed in 2003, is the primary application for collecting work hour and attendance data for Postal Service employees. Supervisors may disallow an employee’s time in TACS if they have proven knowledge the employee did not work during that time. Our objective is to evaluate whether corrective actions taken in response to prior related audit recommendations sufficiently addressed the issues. Our scope will include bargaining unit employee timekeeping records from November 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
September, 2022

Alaska Mail Services

The Postal Service is required to perform its mission of providing universal service to all persons. Due to Alaska’s geography, the majority of its communities are not connected due to the lack of surface highway and road infrastructure. The Postal Service uses air transportation and other forms of surface transportation to deliver mail to about 82 percent of Alaskan communities not accessible by road. The objective of the audit is to evaluate the internal controls for mail movement and payment processes of the Alaska mail services.
The scope of our audit is Fiscal Year 2021 mail volume and air carrier payment data.
 

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
September, 2022

Readiness for the 2022 Mid-Term Elections

The objective of our audit is to evaluate the Postal Service's readiness for timely processing of Election Mail for the 2022 mid-term election. This audit will review the effectiveness of the Postal Service's actions taken as a result of prior audits and evaluate USPS readiness for timely processing as well as performance in processing election mail for the 2022 mid-term election. The 2022 U.S. general election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Our expected report release date is September 2022.   

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
October, 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.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Estimated Report Release Date:
August, 2022

Money Orders Revenue and Cost Coverage

The Postal Service Money Orders were introduced in 1864 as a safe way for soldiers and others to send payments over long distances. Money Orders are a document similar to United States currency that can be purchased in varying amount and placed in the mail anywhere in the United States and abroad. A purchased Money Order is like a signed check printed with the dollar amount of its value. 

The Postal Service sells two types of Money Orders Domestic Money Orders with maximum face value of $1,000 and International Money Orders with varying face value that cannot exceed $700.

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