The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced it is studying whether it is cost effective for the USPS to provide free packaging supplies for Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail products. The OIG is asking for comments from USPS customers. We have heard from many sellers that the availability of these supplies at no cost is critical for their business. If you would like to comment, you can make your voice heard by submitting comments directly to the OIG here. The OIG estimates that the report will be released in March 2020. Please check back for updates.
The USPS OIG’s stated mission is “to help maintain confidence in the postal system and improve the Postal Service’s bottom line through independent audits and investigations.” In addition to conducting investigations for waste, fraud, and abuse, the OIG frequently studies USPS operations and makes rec