Policy LunchOctober 8, 2019
Under the leadership of Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb, the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) prevents and detects fraud, waste, and misconduct while also promoting economic efficiency. It keeps the Postal Service Board of Governors, Congress and Postal Service management informed of problems, deficiencies and corrective actions.
The USPS OIG has open recommendations that would provide an estimated $21 billion in financial benefits. In 2018, the work of the law enforcement staff resulted in 1,053 convictions and nearly $514 million in fines, restitutions and cost avoidance. The USPS OIG employs more than 1,125 auditors, investigators, and professional support personnel stationed in more than 100 offices.