USPS IG

  • DoD authorizes up to $1 billion for wall at U.S. southern border

    In today’s Federal Newscast, up to $1 billion from DoD is now available to help support the Homeland Security Department’s drug enforcement efforts at the southern border.

  • USPS IG measures agency’s ethics program, goals and accountability

    Like all large departments, the US Postal Service has a comprehensive ethics policy and program. But how effective is it?

  • Jake Soffronoff: Is driverless delivery coming to USPS?

    Citizens expect the Postal Service to deploy driverless delivery trucks, but they’re not certain that would be a good idea.

  • John Pickett, Senior Economist, Office of Inspector General, USPS

    A better work-life balance at the Postal Service will help the agency, its employees and its customers. That’s according to the agency’s Inspector General, who has a plan to introduce more workplace flexibility for Postal Service employees. The IG says the plan should make everyone that interacts with the agency happier and more productive. John Pickett is senior economist for the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared details on how to implement a new work-life balance plan.

  • Monique Colter, Audit Director, Office of Inspector General, USPS

    Last year, $1 billion of Postal Service money went to recipients of workers compensation. But the rules that govern how agencies compensate federal employees when they’re hurt on the job haven’t changed since 1974. Monique Colter is an audit director for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Postal Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Monique explained why the Postal Service Inspector General is looking at worker’s comp.

  • Charlie Crum, Director, Office of Inspector General, USPS

    3D printing can help the Postal Service save a lot money, gas, and time, according to its Inspector General. 3D printers can make things like screws and containers using plastics and powders. Charlie Crum is a director at the Postal Service OIG. His office has a plan to help the agency jump into the 3D printing business, and he shared that plan on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • USPS falling behind in upkeep of postal facilities, auditors say

    The U.S. Postal Service’s financial woes are forcing the agency to put off vital maintenance and repair work of facilities across the country, according to a recent inspector general report. Between 2009 and 2012, the Postal Service’s budget for capital improvements and facility repairs fell by $382 million, and some 19,000 planned repairs were left uncompleted.

  • New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases

    Bryan Jones, the director of the Counter Measures and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) team in the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, said the development of a dashboard to help investigators visualize data more easily helped overcome initial resistance to these kinds of tools. March 28, 2013

  • New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases

    Bryan Jones, the director of the Counter Measures and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) team in the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, said the development of a dashboard to help investigators visualize data more easily helped overcome initial resistance to these kinds of tools. February 14, 2013

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Feb. 7, 2013

    John Wagner of CBP talks about his agency’s new customer service kiosk. Allyson Robinson of OutServe-SLDN discusses legal hurdles facing gay service members seeking equal treatment. Gary Barlet of USPS’ Inspector General Office talks about smartphones and tablets. Greg Juneman of IFPTE discusses the impact of potential furloughs on members of his union. Former NASA CIO Molly O’Neill discusses Fed-RAMP security testing.