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 descending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2022 U.S. Postal Service's Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management 05/19/2022 21-235-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Consider the opportunities for improvement discussed in the report and identify actions to further develop the Enterprise Risk Management program. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $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
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a consistent process to approve and update the access management system for all employees excluded from mandatory security awareness training and update information security policy to reflect the process. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Update current first-line supervisor job responsibilities and qualifications and develop a review process to include frequencies for conducting periodic reviews and updates. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $24,962,295 Open R - 1-- Improve controls over the awards process to ensure that employees do not have the ability to both submit and approve the same award or submit awards for each other. Disagree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Review and update existing policies and procedures on the Recognition and Awards Program audit process to ensure the appropriate audit is conducted for the expected program outcomes. 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 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. Disagree
2022 Unscheduled Leave – Absence Without Leave (AWOL) Status 01/07/2022 21-140-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Provide regularly updated Enterprise Resource Management System and discipline training for managers and supervisors to facilitate management of absence without leave employees. 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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