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 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
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 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement Handbook PO-408, Area Mail Processing Guidelines, Section 2-1, when removing remaining mail processing equipment and operations from facilities. Agree
2022 Free Matter for the Blind 07/22/2022 22-068-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Incorporate information on the proper handling of Free Matter into new employee training curriculum. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the St. Louis, MO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/13/2022 22-112-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Initiate a plan to ensure preventative maintenance is consistently performed on automated machines at the St. Louis Processing & Distribution Center. 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 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 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles - Contract Clauses 01/12/2022 21-215-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide and validate that posters advertising the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Hotline are displayed at the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle supplier facilities through a mutual agreement contract modification. Agree
2022 Unscheduled Leave – Absence Without Leave (AWOL) Status 01/07/2022 21-140-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Review disciplinary guidance and templates related to absence without leave employees on each district’s website to ensure consistency and, as appropriate, update and communicate guidance. 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

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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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