Q & A Session – Policy Complaint to IG


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


I submitted a complaint to the Inspector General’s (IG) office concerning destruction/deliberating of mails by managerial sortation methodologies after upper management changed the method that certain mails were being sorted which was causing a higher rate of damage to the mail. I have heard nothing back from the IG’s office. What should my next step be?


From reading your email, it sounds to me that you may have a policy disagreement with upper management about the best sorting methods for the U.S. mail. Your complaint to the IG is subject to handling by the IG at its discretion. IGs work independently and not even your higher level management can control what cases or issues the IG pursues. You certainly have every right to complain and you should not be disciplined or treated differently for doing so.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.

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