MASON CITY – You asked, so we looked into it.
NIT was alerted to an on-going situation at the Mason City post office. Some of what we were told is true, some of it (so far), has not yet been confirmed.
What we do know is that there is an on-going investigation at the Mason City post office involving the Postmaster, Scott Pardoe. According to Corporate Communications at the United States Postal Service, an “active administrative matter” is under investigation involving Mr. Pardoe.
When asked about certain possible activities at the Mason City post office brought to our attention, the Corporate Communications commented, “Scott Pardoe is the Mason City Postmaster, the active administrative matter prevents me from commenting further.”
Mr. Pardoe has been a postal employee since July 1995 (starting in Cedar Rapids), and was made Postmaster in Mason City in February of 2007. Prior to that, he was Postmaster in Lake Mills, Iowa, beginning in August of 2003. His current salary is $94,448.
NIT will report more on this matter if and when more information is made available.