The overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees work conscientiously to move the nation’s mail to its proper destination. Unfortunately, a small number of employees abuse the public’s trust by delaying or stealing the mail. It is the job of OIG special agents to identify dishonest employees and take proper investigative steps to have them prosecuted and removed from the Postal Service.

During the reporting period from October 2016 through September 2017, OIG special agents conducted 1,364 internal mail theft investigations, resulting in 409 arrests, 1,178 administrative actions, and approximately $3.2 million in monetary benefit for the Postal Service.