United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General--Implementation of Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Section 603, Part 2
B-317878, Mar 3, 2009
Amounts appropriated by transfer to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) from the Postal Service Fund remain available for OIG obligations without fiscal year limitation and will not revert to the Postal Service Fund. Amounts transferred between appropriations accounts do not lose their fiscal year character. Governmentwide rescissions do not apply to USPS OIG appropriations. The Postal Service Fund is exempt from general statutory budget limitations by operation of 39 U.S.C. 2009a(2). Because OIG is a component of USPS and is funded by amounts transferred from the Postal Service Fund, its appropriations are exempt from across-the-board rescissions. Although the Economy Act does not apply to USPS and its components, including OIG, OIG may engage in interagency transactions with other federal entities under authority provided by 39 U.S.C. 411. However, OIG may not enter into intra-agency transactions with other USPS components in the absence of other authority to permit such action.