OIG’s Office of Audit 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 audit 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
2018 Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office 08/10/2018 HR-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2 -- Implement and communicate a process for district Human Resources personnel to timely identify and pay current, newly hired, and converted rural carriers their bonuses under the May 17, 2014, Memorandum of Understanding. Agree
2018 Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office 08/10/2018 HR-AR-18-008 $1,920 Open R - 4 -- Develop a strategy, to include management training, to increase employee engagement at the Dickinson Post Office. Disagree
2018 Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office 08/10/2018 HR-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Provide refresher training to Human Resources Shared Services Center processing specialists responsible for processing pay activities on Postal Service Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, for the Memorandum of Understanding at select Bakken Region facilities, to include verifying employee pay statuses, tables, and rate schedule codes. Agree
2018 Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office 08/10/2018 HR-AR-18-008 $5,000 Open R - 3 -- Grant Electronic Travel Voucher System access to the postmaster or designee at the Dickinson Post Office, or implement controls to monitor and track travel expense reimbursements due employees who submit vouchers manually. Agree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $20,345 Open R - 1 -- Improve training to supervisors to include procedures for disallowing time, deleting clock rings and extending lunch times. Disagree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- The Controller, Vice President, assess the feasibility of using systems controls in the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to ensure supervisors disallow time, delete clock rings, and extend lunch times in accordance with Postal Service policy. If management deems enhancing TACS controls unfeasible, we recommend designing mitigating controls to prevent supervisors from improperly adjusting timecards. Agree
2018 Marketing Mail Letters Workshare Discounts 08/01/2018 CP-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Direct the Manager, Cost Attribution, to document the periodic review of non-recurring inputs in the Marketing Mail letters cost model, to include conducting and maintaining documentation of cost-benefit and sensitivity analyses. Agree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- The Manager, Greater Boston District, establish a formal oversight process at the district and facility levels to ensure supervisors disallow time, delete clock rings, and extend lunches properly. Disagree
2018 Terminal Handling Services - Southern Area 07/27/2018 NL-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Ensure all Southern Area mail processing facilities follow their respective volume arrival profiles. Disagree
2018 Terminal Handling Services - Southern Area 07/27/2018 NL-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 3 -- Ensure that Terminal Handling Services contractual requirements are enforced. Agree

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