Keshia Trafton: USPS inconsistent with contract extensions

Inconsistent extensions found among more than 62 Postal Service contracts worth at least $520 million

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Sometimes in federal procurement a requirement lasts longer than the contract to fulfill it. One course of action is a contract extension. But you cannot just — voila, grant an extension. That is almost like a new contract. There are rules. But U.S. Postal Service contracting officers are not consistent applying them. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Keshia Trafton, audit director at the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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