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
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 3-- Define business practices and responsibilities for monitoring privileged accounts and implement privileged access management tools. Agree
2022 COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution 09/28/2022 22-076-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 Postal Service Knowledge Continuity 05/27/2022 21-255-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Establish and issue guidance to management within each functional area for consistency when developing and identifying top performing non-executive employees. Agree
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 Alaska Mail Services 09/28/2022 22-090-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Require shippers to schedule appointments to tender bypass mail to air carriers and have Postal Service officials perform mail and postage verification. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $24,962,295 Open R - 1-- Improve controls over the awards process to ensure that employees do not have the ability to both submit and approve the same award or submit awards for each other. Agree
2020 Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas 09/16/2020 RISC-WP-20-008 $0 Open To the VP of Delivery Operations: Develop a national plan, based on key data factors, to help reduce the aggregate costs of door deliveries along rural routes and in urban apartment buildings. Agree
2022 Aboveground Storage Tanks 09/15/2022 22-078-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Conduct inspections within 30 days of report issuance for the 39 aboveground storage tanks and remediate issues identified by the audit team and any additional items identified in subsequent inspections. Agree
2022 Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Condition Reviews - Select Units, Indianapolis, IN 06/22/2022 22-091-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop and execute a plan to ensure management at the Plainfield Main Post Office, the Carmel Main Post Office, and Linwood Station reviews truck/trailer arrival scanning performance daily and enforces compliance. 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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