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
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 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 Mail Transport Equipment 04/14/2022 21-229-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish a threshold for those local mailers subject to inventory reporting and finalize and implement requirements to account for Mail Transport Equipment inventory. 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 Efficiency of Operations at the Milwaukee Processing and Distribution Center 08/31/2022 22-154-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 Retail Systems Continuity of Operations 05/05/2022 21-063-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and require annual Retail Systems Continuity of Operations training for all applicable headquarters, district, and unit personnel; including when changes to personnel occur. Agree
2020 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining Information Technology Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-R20 $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. Agree
2022 Improving Service Performance and Mail Processing Efficiencies at Historically Low Performing Facilities 08/08/2022 21-243-R22 $0 Open R - 10-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to ensure the Overtime Administration System contains accurate overtime data, to include timely updates of the Overtime Desired Lists and overtime requirements from local memorandums of understanding. Agree
2021 Payments to Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Suppliers 02/19/2021 20-157-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Streamline contract termination procedures by implementing systems enhancements, such as automating approval signatures and generating system or email notifications to next approvers. Agree

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