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 Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2022 Capping Report – Efficiency of Selected Processes at Select Retail Units, Texas 1 District 07/22/2022 22-092-R22 $33,252 Open R - 1-- Train Dallas Main Post Office management and lead clerks on policies and procedures relating to time and attendance. Agree
2022 Payments to Contract Cleaners 11/12/2021 21-096-R22 $23,428 Open R - 1-- Update and clarify local cleaning polices to include implementing guidelines for specific field situations; and communicate the updated policies and guidelines to postmasters at least annually, given the movement of personnel within the postmaster category. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 1-- Work with Congress to develop legislative changes that would result in the Postal Inspection Service being authorized to open and inspect domestic packages suspected of containing illicit drugs. Disagree
2022 Replacement of Privately Owned Delivery Vehicles 01/18/2022 20-255-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Analyze and include the potential financial impact associated with rural route conversions that would not result in cost savings for consideration in future Decision Analysis Reports for vehicle acquisition. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Service's Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management 05/19/2022 21-235-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Consider the opportunities for improvement discussed in the report and identify actions to further develop the Enterprise Risk Management program. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to ensure the Overtime Administration System contains accurate overtime data, to include timely updates of the Overtime Desired Lists and overtime requirements from local memorandums of understanding. Disagree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $483,133 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to identify and follow up on improper awards to ensure that controls are working as designed and employees cannot circumvent controls. Disagree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and continuously maintain a complete and accurate listing of privileged accounts for Postal Service systems. Agree
2022 Retail Systems Continuity of Operations 05/05/2022 21-063-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and require annual Retail Systems Continuity of Operations training for all applicable headquarters, district, and unit personnel; including when changes to personnel occur. 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

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