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 Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts 06/07/2018 SM-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Revise the domestic preference certification process for proposals to make the supplier certification more explicit in affirming end products are domestic, and ensure deviation letters are developed for identified exceptions. Agree
2018 Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts 06/07/2018 SM-AR-18-004 $41,921,741 Open R - 1 -- Revise Supplying Principles and Practices Section 2-36 to include Provision 1-2: Domestic Source Certificate – Supplies (March 2006), and Clause 1-9: Preference for Domestic Supplies (March 2006), and reiterate the prescription for including Clause 4-2, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Policies, Statutes, or Executive Orders in renewed contracts. Disagree
2018 Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Election 06/05/2018 NO-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Ensure that management conduct standardized election and political mail training for all mail processing employees at least annually. Agree
2018 Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Election 06/05/2018 NO-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Ensure annually an updated and documented communication plan that includes all Postal Service election documents and web pages for headquarters and mail processing facilities for general, midterm, and special elections is available. Agree
2018 Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Election 06/05/2018 NO-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- Esure that management update internal and external website information, including processing instructions and election and political mail coordinator contact information, annually, at a minimum, and no less than six months before a general, midterm, or special election. Agree
2018 Parcel Return Service - Los Angeles District 06/01/2018 MS-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Ensure Parcel Return Service authorization documentation and dispatch logs are up to date and maintained locally at all Return Delivery Unit locations and Return Sectional Center Facilities. Agree
2018 Refunds and Voids - Bluebonnet Station, Austin, TX 06/01/2018 FCS-FM-18-017 $27,110 Open R - 1 -- provide refresher training for the Daily Financial Reporting process to all unit personnel, reiterating the requirements for reconciling information on Postal Service (PS) Form 1412, Daily Financial Report, to PS Forms 3533, Application for Refund of Fees, Products and Withdrawal of Customer Accounts; maintaining supporting documentation; and properly completing PS Form 3533. Agree
2018 Parcel Return Service - Los Angeles District 06/01/2018 MS-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Implement recurring stand up talks, follow up training, and increased oversight to improve Parcel Return Service mail scanning procedures. Agree
2018 Parcel Return Service - Los Angeles District 06/01/2018 MS-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 3 -- Implement recurring stand-up talks, follow-up training, and increased oversight to improve control procedures to more adequately secure Parcel Return Service mail. Agree
2018 Enterprise Project Management Office - Innovation Pool Fund 05/30/2018 SM-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Update current operating procedures to accurately reflect the approval and fair and reasonable processes for Innovation Pool Fund task orders. 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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