The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General identified more than $236.6 million in potential savings and benefits in the reporting period from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2002, according to the September 2002 Semiannual Report to Congress, which was posted yesterday on its Web site at uspsoig.gov.
“A breakdown of the $236.6 million includes $65.6 million in savings, $8.3 million in unrecoverable costs and $162.7 million in questioned costs,” inspector general Karla W. Corcoran said.
The total also includes more than $17.8 million in restitution from a joint Office of Inspector General and Inspection Service investigation.
The Office of Inspector General conducts and supervises investigations and audits related to the programs and operations of the USPS. It is responsible for preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in these programs.