From PostalReporter reader and Union official:
“The USPS OIG Special Agent in Seattle looking for employees with certain traits to investigate. Wow! A rumor can get you in trouble now. “
In August 2006 a USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Agent sent a letter to each post office in the Seattle District (PDF). The agent’s letter stated in part:
Please contact me if you are aware of any employee that displays any of the following traits: excessive gambling, alcohol/drug abuse, and/or financial problems. These types of problems often go hand in hand with mail theft. I will not confront the employee, but will investigate.
Related link: NALC Young: It’s time to stop the ‘run amok’ Postal OIG