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Spring report

OIG’s six-month update released

The OIG’s latest Semiannual Report to Congress covers the period of Oct. 1, 2020-March 31, 2021.

The USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) completed 1,331 investigations during the six-month period that ended March 31.


These investigations led to 531 arrests and more than $152.7 million in fines, restitutions and recoveries. This amount includes roughly $30.2 million that was returned to the Postal Service.


The data is included in the OIG’s latest Semiannual Report to Congress, which notes USPS accepted 92 percent of the agency’s recommendations.


Because of the unprecedented nature of the six months that ended March 31, the OIG issued audits relating to the coronavirus pandemic, historic Election Mail volume and operational changes during this time.