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 Yearsort descending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2022 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement Handbook PO-408, Area Mail Processing Guidelines, Section 2-1, when removing remaining mail processing equipment and operations from facilities. Agree
2022 Aboveground Storage Tanks 09/15/2022 22-078-R22 $0 Open R - 7-- Implement a process to verify all required supporting documentation is within the Environmental Tool Kit for Environmental Compliance Review findings to confirm the facility took the appropriate corrective action. Agree
2022 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a policy that defines and provides guidance for executing operational mail moves, which includes the requirement to perform formal analysis of potential impact and identifying risks and opportunities. Agree
2022 Alaska Mail Services 09/28/2022 22-090-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Backfill the network specialist position so that air carrier performance is monitored and reviewed timely and corrective action is initiated when necessary. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $14,096,661 Open R - 1-- Assess who should be required to use the Overtime Administration System, develop and issue guidance to required users, and provide initial training or refresher training to all required users and track completion of the training. Agree
2022 Election Mail Readiness for the 2022 Mid-Term Elections 09/26/2022 22-093-R22 $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 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $10,255,694 Open R - 3-- Develop and communicate examples of what is considered a commendable justification for recognition and awards to all applicable staff responsible for recognition and awards activity and (b) reiterate and train all applicable staff on the requirement “to use appropriate review and control procedures to identify the superior work of individuals, programs, and operational areas.” Agree
2022 Timecard Administration Follow-up 09/27/2022 22-079-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a formal process to ensure supervisors and managers perform periodic reviews of disallowed timecard documentation for completeness in TACS. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $483,133 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to identify and follow up on improper awards to ensure that controls are working as designed and employees cannot circumvent controls. Agree
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. 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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