The OIG makes recommendations to the United States Postal Service to correct deficiencies and encourage improvements in the safety, economy, efficiency, and management of the Department’s programs and operation.

Our report findings and conclusions explain the basis for the specific corrective actions we recommend. This Recommendation Dashboard provides more information than ever before about the current status of OIG recommendations, which we plan to update on a weekly basis.

Fiscal Year Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Update the appropriate supervisory policy to provide clear guidelines for supervisors who are informed that an employee is taking prescription drugs that could impair their mental or physical abilities and develop related annual training for supervisors. Agree
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 4 -- Develop a comprehensive, ongoing drug abuse and addiction educational program based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Safety Council guidance with, at a minimum, annual distribution to all Postal Service employees. Agree
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop a quarterly data analysis process to monitor opioid prescription data trends in the workers compensation program. Agree
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Request the Department of Labor reduce the opioid prescription length allowed under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act program. Agree
2019 Facility Conditions, Delayed Mail, and Staffing Levels in Albuquerque, NM 05/29/2019 SM-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 5 -- Hire additional maintenance operations and customer service operations staff at applicable facilities up to the authorized staffing levels at appropriate locations. Agree
2019 Facility Conditions, Delayed Mail, and Staffing Levels in Albuquerque, NM 05/29/2019 SM-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop and implement an action plan to address roof issues at the Five Points Station, including a timeline for completing items. Agree
2019 Facility Conditions, Delayed Mail, and Staffing Levels in Albuquerque, NM 05/29/2019 SM-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop and implement an action plan to monitor and address the movement of cracks in concrete at the Albuquerque Main Post Office, including a timeline for hiring a structural engineer and completing items. Agree
2019 Facility Conditions, Delayed Mail, and Staffing Levels in Albuquerque, NM 05/29/2019 SM-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 3 -- Develop and implement an action plan to address all building maintenance, safety and security issues identified during our audit, including a timeline for completing items. Agree
2019 Facility Conditions, Delayed Mail, and Staffing Levels in Albuquerque, NM 05/29/2019 SM-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 4 -- Instruct customer service operations management to monitor, report and record all instances of delayed mail daily in the Customer Service Daily Reporting System. Agree
2019 Performance of the HTPS at the Queens, NY, P&DC 05/23/2019 NO-AR-19-004 $4,298,686 Open R - 1 -- Develop a plan to reduce the number of packages recirculated or rejected on the Queens, NY, Processing & Distribution Center High Throughput Package Sorter machine to help achieve the daily volume and throughput goal. Agree

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This Recommendation Dashboard provides information on recommendations that the Postal Service can address without external party action. To view closed recommendations, click here. Also, click here to see recommendations that may require additional action by external parties.

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