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 Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2020 Arrow Key Management Controls 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. Agree
2022 Retail Systems Continuity of Operations 05/05/2022 21-063-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and require annual Retail Systems Continuity of Operations training for all applicable headquarters, district, and unit personnel; including when changes to personnel occur. Agree
2020 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining Information Technology Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to ensure the Overtime Administration System contains accurate overtime data, to include timely updates of the Overtime Desired Lists and overtime requirements from local memorandums of understanding. Agree
2021 Payments to Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Suppliers 02/19/2021 20-157-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Streamline contract termination procedures by implementing systems enhancements, such as automating approval signatures and generating system or email notifications to next approvers. Agree
2022 Deposit by Mail Controls at the U.S. Postal Service 03/30/2022 22-034-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Properly address all remaining security deficiencies identified by the Postal Inspection Service within 30 working days of identification, as required by Postal Service policy. Agree
2021 Contract Invoice Payment Process 07/29/2021 20-281-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Establish and implement refresher contracting officer’s representative training requirements. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Review and update existing policies and procedures on the Recognition and Awards Program audit process to ensure the appropriate audit is conducted for the expected program outcomes. Agree
2021 COVID-19 Leave Administration 06/16/2021 21-032-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Management of Suppliers' Contractual Performance 08/17/2022 21-261-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- 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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