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 Valuesort ascending Status Recommendation Management Response
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 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 5-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to require that all reports identify the postal nexus. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Optimization 09/09/2019 NO-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 3-- Revise and update AMP feasibility studies to determine whether cost savings could be realized, and consolidations should continue. Agree
2022 Mail Transport Equipment 04/14/2022 21-229-R22 $0 Open R - 7-- Correct security, and access control deficiencies at the 10 Postal Service facilities and two Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers. Agree
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Revise Postal Service Handbook PO-408, Area Mail Processing Guidelines, to include a timeframe for implementing a consolidation after a feasibility study has been approved and to reflect the organizational restructure. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement a process to collect and monitor data that identifies the reasons for overtime use to better manage and control overtime costs. Agree
2022 Deposit by Mail Controls at the U.S. Postal Service 03/30/2022 22-034-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a policy that defines and provides guidance for executing operational mail moves, which includes the requirement to perform formal analysis of potential impact and identifying risks and opportunities. Agree
2021 Integrity of the U.S. Postal Service's Social Media Presence 05/12/2021 20-278-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Establish an effective social media account approval process and document social media account management procedures. 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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