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.

*The Open Recommendations Financial Value does not include amounts that were not publicly released due to concerns about information protected under the Freedom of Information Act.*

Fiscal Year Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2021 Accenture Information Technology Contracts 12/29/2020 20-076-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Supplying Principles and Practices to require an evaluation of the cost management plan as part of the noncompetitive purchase request process before approving contract ceiling price increases and to require contracting officers complete training on the policy requirements for the cost management plan. Agree
2022 COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution 09/28/2022 22-076-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Strengthen final reconciliation processes for all costs and revenue associated with COVID-19 test kit distribution to ensure accuracy of accounting and reimbursement or payment to the Department of Health and Human Services. Agree
2022 Property Condition Review - Capping Report 06/02/2022 22-019-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2021 Contract Invoice Payment Process 07/29/2021 20-281-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Update the Commodity-Specific Practices for Design and Construction Purchasing in the Supplying Principles & Practices to reflect current procedures and references. Agree
2022 Aboveground Storage Tanks 09/15/2022 22-078-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement aboveground storage tank oversight procedures, to include roles and responsibilities, to ensure monthly inspections are performed as required. Agree
2022 Assumptions and Metrics Underlying the Delivering for America 10-Year Plan 07/06/2022 21-224-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Enhance the Delivering for America Plan’s website, to provide comprehensive communications regarding plan progress, status of ongoing initiatives, future plans, and outcomes. Agree
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement an automated reconciliation process between data from Department of Labor’s Employee Compensation Operations and Management Portal and the Postal Service’s Employee Health and Safety (EHS) system, to ensure all personal injury industrial accidents are properly recorded in EHS. Agree
2023 Capping Report - Efficiency of Selected Processes - Select Units, Virginia District 10/28/2022 22-141-R23 $7,713 Open R - 7-- Reiterate the requirement for field unit managers at the Bon Air Branch, Southside Station, and Montrose Heights Station to review daily financial reports to verify transactions are accurate, properly witnessed, and supported. Agree
2022 Improving Service Performance and Mail Processing Efficiencies at Historically Low Performing Facilities 08/08/2022 21-243-R22 $82,429,376 Open R - 1-- Evaluate efficiency at the 10 facilities to identify inefficiencies in the mail flow (e.g., facility layout/location, space constraints, customer and service impacts, and equipment relocation costs) and, based on the results, consider properly aligning the impacted facilities to efficiently meet the challenges they face based on changes in market demand. Agree
2021 Fiscal Year 2020 Board of Governors' Expenditures 09/22/2021 21-064-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and provide training and formal communication to all purchasing teams on policies and procedures, including required file documentation, for sensitive requests. 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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