The USPS Office of the Inspector general has issued a Management Alert concerning overpayments to trucking contractors. The USPS issues “Voyager” credit cards to HCR contractors for the purchase of fuel. As part of the reconciliation process, the USPS is supposed to recover any charges above those provided for in the HCR contracts.
The OIG had this to say about the process:
We estimate that the Postal Service did not properly identify and recover about $9.9 million in fuel overpayments to HCR suppliers for fuel year 2009-2010. It failed to collect these overpayments because the HCR Voyager Card Program reconciliation process was not reasonably conducted and documented.