The Postal Service, as it’s known, is the nation’s biggest mail carrier, and the company’s mission is to deliver the mail across the United States and around the world.
But in recent years, its work has been increasingly politicized and the agency’s budget has been squeezed.
Now, a federal watchdog group has launched a $50 million initiative to investigate what the Postal Service did with all those jobs that were handed to them, from construction jobs to security guards.
“These jobs have been outsourced to private contractors,” said Tom Tully, director of the Office of Government Ethics, in a statement.
“It is imperative that the public be informed about these jobs before they’re handed over to private companies, and that the Postal Services are held accountable for how their workers are treated.”
The Postal Regulatory Commission is responsible for overseeing the work of the Postal Inspection Service, which has the sole responsibility for inspecting and inspecting mail in the United Kingdom and other countries.
But the agency has been accused of misusing its power by hiring contractors that don’t have proper background checks or training, and then handing them these jobs to fill.
According to the watchdog group, at least four of the nine workers in question have since been fired.
Some of the former workers say they were told they’d be given an extra six months of service, which in the case of one was a full year, while others say they weren’t told at all.
And some of the people who work for the contractors have been fired too.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said the former contractor who asked to remain anonymous.
“A bunch of people that were basically being given these jobs just because they were people of color, or that were minorities, or were women, were being terminated.
It was just an absolute violation of the agency, and it was completely unethical.”
Tully said that, as a former federal employee, he could see the problem from the beginning.
“If you’re in a position of government where you’re working for the government, you have the ability to speak out, and I think that’s exactly what we saw here,” he said.
“And we can see that the people that have been terminated, those people who were terminated on the basis of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, whatever it is that they are, have no recourse to appeal those decisions.”
The former workers are now demanding answers about what happened to the jobs they were given.
“The government should not be taking this money, or any of these jobs that are being outsourced,” one of them told The Huffington Post.
“Why are they outsourcing jobs?
I don’t understand.
How are these people getting these jobs?
How is this not an example of the government violating their constitutional rights?”