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 ascending
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the St. Louis, MO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/13/2022 22-112-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a plan at the St. Louis Processing & Distribution Center to ensure management monitors mail that is sent to the manual sorting area to ensure the mail is non-machinable. Agree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a detailed action plan, including measurable targets, to resume conducting annual street observations to determine whether a minor route adjustment or a mail count and route inspection review is needed. Agree
2019 Postal Service Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop an automated payment process to ensure suppliers are paid consistently, accurately, and timely. 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
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Continue to develop and fully implement an insider threat program for national security information in accordance with National Insider Threat Policy minimum standards. Agree
2022 Capping Report - Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review – Select Units Portland, OR Region 03/22/2022 22-001-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and execute a plan to ensure that employees at the Beaverton Main Post Office and the Parkrose and Piedmont Stations follow standard operating procedures for package scanning and handling, and that unit management systematically reviews scan data and enforces compliance. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/20/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Leverage established partnerships with state and local election officials to work toward creating a separate, simplified mail product exclusively for Election Mail that would support uniform mail processing, including mandatory mailpiece tracking and proper mailpiece design. Until this new product is developed, continue to prioritize the processing of election mail consistent with past practices. Agree
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
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 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

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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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