USPS confirms abandoned mail found in Milton

USPS confirms abandoned mail found in Milton. (Source: WEAR-TV)

Robert Dunlevy lives in Milton and is still waiting for a card from his son.

"One of my sons from Nevada had sent me a birthday card back in September with pictures of my grand-kids. It never got here," Dunlevy said.

Now Dunlvey might have an idea of what happened to that card.

Today, we called and emailed The United States Postal Service requesting answers.

Public information officer Jeldrys Lowry confirmed Special Agents with the Inspector General's Office found abandoned mail in Milton.

This comes just days after residents reported late deliveries and missing mail.

"We haven't heard anything about whether that will be delivered or where it is," said Dunlevy.

Dunlevy depends on mail delivery to get his medication. Now he wants to see action taken.

"If that doesn't get here, I'm in trouble. I would hope they can identify the people doing this, who are responsible. They need to replace them, be fired from their jobs because they're not doing their jobs," said Dunlevy.

Lowry gave us this statement regarding the incident.

Good evening,
We received your media inquiry and at this time we can provide the following information:
On November 29, 2018, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General received an allegation regarding unattended mail which was found in the Milton, FL area. Special Agents from our Tallahassee, FL office immediately responded and are investigating the matter. The unattended mail was recovered . The USPS OIG considers the allegation to be a very serious matter. When these types of allegations are made, USPS OIG Special Agents along with our law enforcement partners vigorously investigate these matters.
At this time, no additional information related to this investigation is available for public release due to Privacy Act considerations and the ongoing status of the USPS OIG’s investigation.
The U.S. Postal Service employs more than 625,000 employees and is the largest civilian federal workforce in the country. This type of alleged behavior within the Postal Service is not tolerated and the overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees, which serve the public, are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy individuals who would never consider engaging in any type of criminal behavior.
As information, regarding specific actions taken with specific Postal Service employees, the Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits the Postal Service from disclosing this information. It is the policy of the Postal Service not to publicly discuss internal administrative actions taken against Postal Service employees, the exception being when criminal charges are filed and the information becomes a matter of public record.
Regarding any requests related to USPS customer service issues, please contact the Postal Service Corporate Communications Representative.
For more information on our agency, the USPS OIG, please visit the following link:
If you are aware of any wrongdoing by U.S. Postal Service employees, please contact the USPSOIG hotline:
Toll-Free Hotline: 1-888-USPS-OIG (1-888-877-7644)

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