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OIG Audit Report on IMb Data and USPS “Plan”

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Report from the Office of Inspector General –

Date:
Friday, September 6, 2013
Main PDF:
Highlights PDF:
Report Number:
DP-AR-13-010
Of specific interest -From page 9 of the full report –
Recommendation
We recommend the chief information officer and executive vice president:
1. Develop a comprehensive Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) data plan utilizing data governance principles for the collection, storage, and use of IMbdata. The plan should include input from all business users, an assessment of all costs, and milestones for the life
of the IMb program.
Management’s Comments
Management agreed that a comprehensive IMb management plan is needed, but disagrees that the Postal Service has not had, and does not have, a comprehensive IMb plan. Management stated the plan and vision for IMb reside with the chief information officer (CIO) and identified project investments as evidence of a plan. SeeAppendix Ffor management’s comments in their entirety.
Evaluation of Management’s Comments
The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) considers management’s comments unresponsive to the recommendation. Management asserts that there is a comprehensive plan outlining future requirements, and stated the comprehensive planand vision resides with the CIO. However,the VPs and managers we met with duringthe audit stated they were unaware of a documented plan and a plan was not provided per our requests during the audit.

 

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 18th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

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USPS realigns Marketing/Sales again- to “take advantage of natural synergies”. Seriously.

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The USPS is realigning its Marketing and Sales organizations again. This time we’re told that the moves will ” increase strategic alignment” which must be a good thing, as well as “take advantage of natural synergies among coordinating work groups”.

via USPS realigns Marketing/Sales again- to “take advantage of natural synergies”. Seriously. – postalnews blog.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 18th, 2013 at 11:02 am

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