The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviews decision analysis reports (DAR) in advance of Investment Review Committee (IRC) meetings to determine whether the requested investments are reasonable business decisions or are in the best interest of the Postal Service. The purpose of this memorandum is to summarize the business process issues that the OIG identified during fiscal year (FY) 2016.
The image of the auditor sitting in front of a stack of spreadsheets, with a trusty calculator at the ready, is right out of central casting. So is the investigator on round-the-clock surveillance to uncover fraud or misuse of government funds.
Those techniques have their place, of course...Read More