New Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service

Tammy L Whitcomb is to be the third Inspector General of the US Postal Service (USPS). In her confirmed role she will conduct audits and investigations to detect and prevent fraud and promote efficiency in USPS programmes and operations.

Whitcomb has actually been in this role since 2016 – as Acting Inspector General – and was Deputy Inspector General from 2011. Prior to that she also served as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit. Tammy joined the Postal Service in November 2005 as an Audit Director.

She began her career in the Internal Revenue Service Inspection Service and moved with them as part of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), established in early 1999. During her career at TIGTA, she was an Audit Manager in Dallas, TX for several years before coming to Washington D.C. as the Director of the Office of Management and Policy.

“Ms. Whitcomb has two decades of experience in the IG community, and brings great vision and tenacity to the role of Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service,” said Robert M. Duncan, Chairman of the Board of Governors. “We look forward to working with her in her role to help safeguard the integrity of the postal system, and in identifying opportunities to improve and enhance the operations of the Postal Service .”