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First-Class Air Travel by Top Postal Management

GGD-90-22FS: Published: Oct 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1989.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether United States Postal Service (USPS) top management employees were using first-class transportation for official travel to USPS conferences.

GAO found that: (1) 11 USPS headquarters senior officers and 5 Regional Postmasters General were authorized to use first-class air travel; (2) other top management officials needed senior approval for first-class air travel; (3) during a recent 8-week period, USPS officers flew first-class for 126 of 352 flights; (4) 10 first-class flights were upgrades using frequent flyer mileage credits; and (5) the Postmaster General used first-class travel less than most other senior officers.

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