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
2022 Postal Service Knowledge Continuity 05/27/2022 21-255-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Assess whether a standard knowledge continuity plan would enhance institutional knowledge for non-executive employees and implement it as appropriate. Disagree
2022 Aboveground Storage Tanks 09/15/2022 22-078-R22 $0 Open R - 6-- Develop and implement a training requirement for facilities that have aboveground storage tanks with capacities below 1,320 gallons. At minimum, the training should identify roles and responsibilities, inspection requirements, and provide guidance for updating the Environmental Tool Kit. Disagree
2022 Alaska Mail Services 09/28/2022 22-090-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a plan to complete the evaluation and implementation of a solution that will provide visibility over mail movement in Alaska. Disagree
2023 Key Issues With Channel Partners 10/13/2022 22-069-1-R23 $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. Disagree
2022 Efficiency of Surface Transfer Center in the Southern Region 03/16/2022 21-212-R22 $0 Open R - 5-- Reiterate through formal communication to Surface Transfer Center personnel the requirement for accurately recording driver information in Surface Visibility and using the irregularity reporting process to notify Administrative Officials when Highway Contract Route drivers do not have Postal Service issued identification or badges. Disagree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Facility Security and Access Control 09/19/2022 22-037-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Redesign the baseline level of protection process to align with the Risk Management Process Standard, to include establishing a baseline level of protection for each facility security level and regularly reassessing the baseline level of protection. Disagree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Facility Security and Access Control 09/19/2022 22-037-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Establish a facility security level determination process based on the factors and criteria in the Risk Management Process Standard. Disagree
2022 Supplier Qualification 05/27/2022 21-264-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Supplying Principles & Practices to require contracting officers to identify key personnel by name and labor category and document qualification approval in the contract file at contract award and when issuing modifications of key personnel substitutions. Agree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $37,213 Open R - 2-- Enhance the Enterprise Management Resource System and the Time and Attendance Collection System, respectively, to automatically calculate days of continuation of pay per employee and limit supervisor’s ability to enter continuation of pay hours when the 45-day limit is reached. 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

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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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