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 Titlesort ascending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Prosegur Contract 08/04/2022 21-265-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Review all active Prosegur security guard personnel to ensure they have the proper security clearance required to access postal facilities. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Prosegur Contract 08/04/2022 21-265-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a mechanism, such as training or guidance, to ensure Security Investigation Service Center personnel and site CORs are aware of their roles and responsibilities for ensuring contract security guards have the proper security clearances required to access postal facilities. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Prosegur Contract 08/04/2022 21-265-R22 $0 Open R - 6-- Coordinate with the Deputy Chief Inspector, Headquarters, to require site CORs to obtain records for the purpose of reconciling the hours billed by Prosegur for security guard services to ensure accuracy prior to certifying the invoices. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Conduct a full review of the Analytics Team’s responsibilities, activities, procedures, and any other associated guidance; and develop a process to ensure that all online analytical support activities conducted by the Postal Inspection Service are authorized. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 6-- Develop procedures for retaining documentation associated with work completed by the Analytics Team and storing sensitive information to ensure compliance with Postal Service policy. 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
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to require the Office of Counsel to document its approval of proactive work assignments at the time they are initiated. 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 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Oversight of its Use of Cryptocurrency 08/26/2021 21-067-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure that the Cryptocurrency Fund Program has the information needed to provide oversight of the investigative use of cryptocurrency. Agree
2022 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Revise Postal Service Handbook PO-408, Area Mail Processing Guidelines, to include a timeframe for implementing a consolidation after a feasibility study has been approved and to reflect the organizational restructure. 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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