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 Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2022 Retail Systems Continuity of Operations 05/05/2022 21-063-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop procedures to ensure the Retail Systems Continuity of Operations Plan is reviewed, updated, and distributed annually. Agree
2022 Capping Report – Efficiency of Selected Processes at Select Retail Units, Georgia District 09/23/2022 22-125-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Direct Atlanta and Stone Mountain Main Post Office (MPO) unit management to properly destroy old blank money orders and provide disposition information for the remaining 119 of the 396 unsecured money orders identified at the Stone Mountain Post Office. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Oversight of its Use of Cryptocurrency 08/26/2021 21-067-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure that the Cryptocurrency Fund Program has the information needed to provide oversight of the investigative use of cryptocurrency. Agree
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 Improving Service Performance and Mail Processing Efficiencies at Historically Low Performing Facilities 08/08/2022 21-243-R22 $82,429,376 Open R - 1-- Evaluate efficiency at the 10 facilities to identify inefficiencies in the mail flow (e.g., facility layout/location, space constraints, customer and service impacts, and equipment relocation costs) and, based on the results, consider properly aligning the impacted facilities to efficiently meet the challenges they face based on changes in market demand. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the San Diego, CA, Processing and Distribution Center 04/08/2022 22-061-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a plan to train employees and enforce truck load scan compliance at the Margaret L. Sellers, San Diego, CA Processing and Distribution Center to meet or surpass the scanning goal. 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 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles - Contract Clauses 01/12/2022 21-215-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Include self-reporting of fraud protection in the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle contract through a mutual agreement contract modification. Agree
2022 Compensation, Benefit, and Bonus Authority in Calendar Year 2021 09/29/2022 22-126-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Instruct the Executive Director, Compensation and Benefits, to develop and implement a procedure to obtain payroll adjustment data. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/20/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Leverage established partnerships with state and local election officials to work toward creating a separate, simplified mail product exclusively for Election Mail that would support uniform mail processing, including mandatory mailpiece tracking and proper mailpiece design. Until this new product is developed, continue to prioritize the processing of election mail consistent with past practices. 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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