The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) plays a key role in maintaining the integrity and accountability of America’s postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. With $67.3 billion in revenue, the Postal Service is at the core of a more than $1.3 trillion mailing industry that employs more than 8 million people. The over 489,000 employees of the Postal Service comprise one of the largest civilian federal workforce in the country.
The USPS OIG achieves its mission of helping maintain confidence in the postal system and improving the Postal Service’s bottom line through independent audits and investigations. Audits of postal programs and operations help to determine whether the programs and operations are efficient and cost-effective. Investigations help prevent and detect fraud, waste, and misconduct and have a deterrent effect on postal crimes.