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 Statussort descending Recommendation Management Response
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Review the policy for publicizing noncompetitive contracts of over $1 million and modify it to provide clarity for its intent and application. Agree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Update Management Instruction SPS2-2015,1, Noncompetitive Purchases, to provide more specific guidance to assist internal business partners in completing and fully supporting documentation submitted to the contracting officer Agree
2021 Vehicle Parts Pricing 09/02/2021 21-020-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Perform an annual review of the consignment vehicle parts for these agreements to evaluate the quality and availability of parts provided by the suppliers to assist Vehicle Maintenance Facilities in obtaining the most cost-efficient parts. 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
2021 Fiscal Year 2020 Board of Governors' Expenditures 09/22/2021 21-064-R21 $2,826 Open R - 2-- Implement a process to ensure the Office of the Board’s contracting officer’s representatives administer all contract-related arrangements and certify invoices in accordance with established supply management policies and contract terms. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Oversight of its Use of Cryptocurrency 08/26/2021 21-067-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure that the Cryptocurrency Fund Program has the information needed to provide oversight of the investigative use of cryptocurrency. Agree
2021 Seamless Acceptance Mail Quality Processes 09/29/2021 21-098-R21 $0 Open R - 6-- Identify and communicate common issues and error types that result in a high rate of overturned assessments to improve the assessment process and ensure errors are accurately assessed the first time. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Case Management of Arrests 10/27/2021 21-099-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
2022 Shipping Services Contract Compliance 10/19/2021 20-315-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Monitor the customer’s packaging of mail to ensure required mailing standards are followed. Agree
2022 Shipping Services Contract Compliance 10/19/2021 20-315-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a mechanism for facilities personnel to report issues and concerns regarding mail packaging from the customer. 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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