Contract mail service closes in Elko County without notice

LAMOILLE, Nev. (KRNV & -- A contract mail service in Lamoille, Nev. has closed without prior notice.

The service shut down Thursday. More than 200 people go to the mail office to retrieve their mail. The mail has been transferred to Spring Creek Post Office about 15 miles away. The closure is temporary, but no further information has been given.

The United State Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) is currently investigating an allegation of official misconduct at this office, according to the USPS OIG.

This is a statement from the USPS OIG:

Routinely, we receive complaints through a variety of means. Many of the complaints are received via the Office of Inspector General Hotline; others are received directly from within the U.S. Postal Service.

It is important for the public we serve to know the overwhelming majority of U.S. Postal Service employees are honest, hardworking and trustworthy individuals who would never consider engaging in any type of criminal behavior.

At this time, the USPS OIG cannot provide additional comments due to Privacy Act considerations and the ongoing status of this investigation.

The USPS OIG achieves its mission of helping maintain confidence in the U.S. Postal Service system through independent audits and investigations. The USPS OIG plays a key role in maintaining the integrity and accountability of American's Postal Service, its revenue and assets, and its employees.

The USPS OIG's investigative efforts, coupled with the USPS OIG's objective and independent audits, promote the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of the Nation's postal system.

The charge of our Special Agents is to investigate internal crimes and frauds against the U.S. Postal Service. These efforts contribute to safeguarding the U.S. Postal Service's revenue and assets and help deter postal crimes, ultimately helping to maintain a stable and sound U.S. Postal Service.

As an independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service provides delivery service that visits every address in the nation. It has more than 30,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to pay for operating expenses, not tax dollars. The U.S. Postal Service delivers nearly half of the world's mail.

For more information on our agency, the USPS OIG, please visit the following link: The USPS OIG Hotline number is: 1-888-USPS-OIG (888-877-7644).