The US Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General released a management alert (pdf) on Sept. 5 amid an ongoing audit of the agency’s transportation-network operations. The bulletin is focused on one specific issue that requires “immediate attention and remediation,” warned Darrell E. Benjamin, Jr., the deputy assistant inspector general for mission operations.
But nowhere in the publicly released version of the 12-page report does it reveal what that problem is. In fact, it doesn’t reveal much about anything, other than there’s something going on with the Postal Service’s charter flights. These flights ferry mail to members of the military stationed abroad, and other international destinations. They also provide delivery to remote locations not served by regular routes.