The Postal Service’s independent auditor recently recovered $22 million for USPS.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), an independent agency that audits postal programs, reported the figure in its latest six-month update to Congress.
According to the report, the OIG completed more than 2,000 investigations from April 1-Sept. 30. These efforts led to 415 arrests and almost $47 million in fines, restitutions and recoveries, with a little less than half turned over to USPS.
The OIG also issued 99 audit reports, management advisories and other statements. The Postal Service accepted 84 percent of the agency’s recommendations.
More information is available on the OIG’s site.