New Bill Could Help U.S. Postal Service

Posted on July14, 2015
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) sponsored a new bill that will help the U.S. Postal Service "meet the needs of rural customers." A recent report by the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General found that "the Postal Service in North Dakota rarely met national service standards." The main complaint from the report is that rural carriers are being overworked due to cutbacks. The new bill proposes guaranteed six-days of delivery per week, as well as maintaining the current processing plants in North…
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EPA OIG Finds Human Resource Faults Within Own Office

Posted on February11, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General released a report citing cracks in the hiring and payroll practices. The two major problems uncovered were that managers did not "verify the employment history or references of job candidates and hasn't always followed internal overtime policies or guidelines for reporting time and attendance." Unchecked backgrounds could result in the hiring of less than qualified candidates, or candidates with a history of deception. The report recommended that the office "require verification of…
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USPS OIG Estimates USPS Brand Value

Posted on February04, 2015
The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General has released an estimation of brand valuation at $3.6 billion. This marks the first time the agency has conducted a formal brand valuation. The OIG used consulting firm Premier Quantitative Consulting (PQC) to assist in the valuation. In addition to conducting the valuation, PQC also "asserts there is still untapped value in the Postal Service brand and suggests ways the Postal Service can enhance some of its brand attributes." A brand…
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DHS Staff Crimes Listed

Posted on June14, 2010
The crimes of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and contractors were convicted of in fiscal year 2009 can be seen in the OIG's report.  The report served the purpose of a reminder to DHS employees not to betray the public trust.
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