Reporting out

The Office of Inspector General’s latest update to Congress was released last week.

The Postal Service’s independent auditor recently completed more than 2,500 investigations that led to almost $321 million in fines, restitutions and recoveries.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), which audits postal programs, included the figure in its latest six-month update to Congress.

The report details the OIG’s activities from April 1-Sept. 30.

The agency says its investigations led to more than 380 arrests, and $30.4 million of the money it recovered was turned over to USPS.

The Postal Service accepted 86 percent of the OIG’s recommendations during the six-month period, the agency reported.

The OIG’s site has more information.