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 Numbersort ascending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
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 - 4-- Evaluate the feasibility of replacing manual route evaluation activities with existing delivery systems, data, tools, and technology. Agree
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Investigate and understand root causes for failed mailpieces in “Unable to Assign” category, and work to decrease and maintain the total number of mailpieces in this category to under 10 percent of total failures. 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 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 - 3-- Update and maintain a current inventory of ventilation and filtration equipment. 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 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
2022 Payments to Contract Cleaners 11/12/2021 21-096-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Update and communicate policies and procedures for processing and paying contract cleaner invoices, to include validating the performance of contractor custodial services under Category Management Center issued orders, and procedures for postmasters or officers-in-charge to report missed service days. 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

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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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