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Postal Service Audit Behind Shop Shift

January 28, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service is under fire for "not adequately monitoring its two largest advertising contracts," just as it's completing an agency review, according to an audit by the inspector general. Coincidence? Not according to the audit.

It stated: "We met with the Postal Service's chief marketing and sales officer, who agreed with the concerns we raised. She initiated corrective actions by not extending the contract with its major advertising contractor."

In a letter replying to the audit, the USPS stated it "believes our advertising campaigns were effective and that we received best value under the advertising contracts. However, we agree that oversight and internal controls needed improvement in some areas."

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