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 ascending Recommendation Management Response
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to require the Office of Counsel to document its approval of proactive work assignments at the time they are initiated. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to clarify documentation requirements for Requests for Assistance, to include requiring postal inspectors to document the postal nexus in their requests. Agree
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
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Update and maintain a current inventory of ventilation and filtration equipment. Agree
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement an oversight process to manage and monitor the maintenance of ventilation and filtration equipment. Agree
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Review and revise the communication structure to send updated ventilation and filtration related guidance, recommendations, and responsibilities directly to postmasters. Agree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Evaluate the feasibility of replacing manual route evaluation activities with existing delivery systems, data, tools, and technology. Agree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $541,175,238 Open R - 2-- Evaluate using alternative methodologies, rather than the five or six consecutive days of a routes’ mail volume, to maintain the 8-hour workday and how to account for letter and flat mail base volume. 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. 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

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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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