USPS OIG: Contract Management Data – Transportation Contract Support System


“The audit determined the Transportation Contract Support System contains accurate data for the Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) we reviewed. Therefore, we determined system data is sufficiently accurate to support the transportation contract administration process. We also found several best practices that can be used to better ensure data validity in other systems maintaining contract management data. We also determined that contracting officers signed HCRs without obtaining the necessary funding approval. Specifically, of the 196 randomly selected contracts we reviewed, 184 (93.9 percent) did not have proper funding approval documentation prior to entering into the contractual commitments. U.S. Postal Service officials have recently implemented policy changes that should prevent this from happening in the future.”