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USPS OIG – Fiscal Year 2023 Board of Governors’ Expenditures

March 22, 2024

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Background

The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, as amended, established the Board of Governors (Board), which is generally comprised of nine governors appointed by the President of the United States, the postmaster general, and the deputy postmaster general. There was a full Board throughout fiscal year (FY) 2023.

The Board reviews the U.S. Postal Service’s practices and policies and establishes objectives and goals in accordance with Title 39 of the U.S. Code. In FY 2023, the Board incurred $470,020 in salaries, travel, meeting fees, and professional service expenses. The Office of the Board of Governors’ policy requires annual audits of the Board’s expenses.

What We Did

Our objective was to determine whether the Board expenditures were properly supported, reasonable, and complied with Postal Service and Board policies and procedures. We reviewed all payments made to governors for salaries and meeting fees, totaling $318,600, as well as 82 of 259 Board expenditures, totaling $122,680 of $151,420.

What We Found

All governors’ salaries and fees were properly supported and complied with policy. Other expenditures reviewed were reasonable, and the use of the purchase card was appropriate. Additionally, the governors’ as well as the Secretary’s and Board personnel’s travel vouchers were properly supported and generally complied with policies.

Recommendations

Based upon the audit results, we did not make any recommendations.

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