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
2021 1-800-ASK-USPS:The Postal Service's Interactive Voice Response System 09/21/2021 RISC-WP-21-010 $0 Open R1 – Enhance current Interactive Voice Response system performance metrics by including metrics for the rate of complete, contained calls and the rate of incomplete, abandoned calls. Agree
2021 Improving Operational Efficiency Using Informed Visibility 09/17/2021 RISC-WP-21-009 $0 Open R1 - Develop a formal avenue to periodically solicit feedback from Informed Visibility users to ascertain system functionality and gauge opportunities for enhancements. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $14,096,661 Open R - 1-- Assess who should be required to use the Overtime Administration System, develop and issue guidance to required users, and provide initial training or refresher training to all required users and track completion of the training. Disagree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Conduct a full review of the Analytics Team’s responsibilities, activities, procedures, and any other associated guidance; and develop a process to ensure that all online analytical support activities conducted by the Postal Inspection Service are authorized. Agree
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Continue to develop and fully implement an insider threat program for national security information in accordance with National Insider Threat Policy minimum standards. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the Portland, OR, Processing and Distribution Center 02/22/2022 22-028-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with Headquarters Logistics and Human Resources to identify and implement additional strategies to increase the number of postal vehicle service drivers at the Portland, OR Processing and Distribution Center. Agree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a detailed action plan, including measurable targets, to resume conducting annual street observations to determine whether a minor route adjustment or a mail count and route inspection review is needed. Disagree
2022 Capping Report - Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review – Select Units Portland, OR Region 03/22/2022 22-001-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and execute a plan to ensure that employees at the Beaverton Main Post Office and the Parkrose and Piedmont Stations follow standard operating procedures for package scanning and handling, and that unit management systematically reviews scan data and enforces compliance. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the Columbus, OH, Processing and Distribution Center 03/25/2022 22-041-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a local policy to establish responsibility for providing oversight for load scan performance. Agree
2020 Custodial Workhours 10/24/2019 19SMG006HR000-R20 $81,319,892 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a strategy to address hiring and staffing challenges for custodial positions at facilities subject to the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, re: Maintenance Series-47 Transmittal Letter-5 Implementation and Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employee Conversions, signed July 9, 2014. 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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