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 descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2015 Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail 08/13/2015 NO-MA-15-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish criteria for determining if the network has stabilized and ensure the criteria are met prior to resuming the Phase II consolidations or conducting any other optimization efforts. Agree
2021 Timecard Administration 12/09/2020 20-180-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Procure and test new, automated time collection devices for the Postal Service to implement throughout its facilities. 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 - 6-- Address all remaining building maintenance and safety issues identified at the Vancouver Main Post Office. Agree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Update Management Instruction SPS2-2015,1, Noncompetitive Purchases, to provide more specific guidance to assist internal business partners in completing and fully supporting documentation submitted to the contracting officer Agree
2022 Unscheduled Leave – Absence Without Leave (AWOL) Status 01/07/2022 21-140-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Provide regularly updated Enterprise Resource Management System and discipline training for managers and supervisors to facilitate management of absence without leave employees. 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 - 3-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to clarify documentation requirements for Requests for Assistance, to include requiring postal inspectors to document the postal nexus in their requests. Agree
2021 Manually Adjudicated Indemnity Claim Payments 08/30/2021 20-129-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop supplemental guidance for local management reiterating that mail should be finalized on a last processing operation. Disagree
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Update and maintain a current inventory of ventilation and filtration equipment. 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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