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 Numbersort descending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2022 Timecard Administration Follow-up 09/27/2022 22-079-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- To provide refresher TACS disallowance of time policy training to all postal service employees responsible for disallowing time and determine the frequency of training and retention time for TACS training documents. Agree
2022 Timecard Administration Follow-up 09/27/2022 22-079-R22 $1,612,467 Open R - 3-- Resolve system deficiencies that allow supervisors to bypass completing the time disallowance record by implementing system controls to ensure all required fields are completed once the affected employee is notified. 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 Air Transportation Distribution and Routing Relabeling Process 09/12/2022 22-082-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Identify facilities that are not consistently completing preventative maintenance and issue supplemental guidance to reinforce daily functionality checks and routine maintenance for Scan Where You Band printers to minimize legibility issues with Distribution and Routing tags. 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 Alaska Mail Services 09/28/2022 22-090-R22 $0 Open R - 7-- Coordinate with the Postal Service Headquarters Finance group to establish separate general ledger accounts for bypass mail program costs. Disagree
2022 Alaska Mail Services 09/28/2022 22-090-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Require shippers to schedule appointments to tender bypass mail to air carriers and have Postal Service officials perform mail and postage verification. Agree
2022 Alaska Mail Services 09/28/2022 22-090-R22 $346,649 Open R - 5-- Establish a review and approval process for air carrier payments and provide oversight to ensure air carrier payments are timely and accurate. Additionally, initiate recovery of the overpayments paid to air carriers. Agree
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. Agree
2022 Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Condition Reviews - Select Units, Indianapolis, IN 06/22/2022 22-091-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Address all building safety, security, and maintenance issues identified at the Plainfield Main Post Office, the Carmel Main Post Office, and Linwood Station. Agree

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