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 ascending Management Response
2022 Aboveground Storage Tanks 09/15/2022 22-078-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Establish a process to ensure Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures plans are prepared as required and reiterate guidance to facility management to sign and upload plans into the Environmental Tool Kit. Disagree
2022 Capping Report – Efficiency of Selected Processes at Select Retail Units, Georgia District 09/23/2022 22-125-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Direct Atlanta Main Post Office unit management to properly close inactive cash drawers and report missing cash drawers to the appropriate authorities. 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 Shipping Services Contract Compliance 10/19/2021 20-315-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a mechanism for facilities personnel to report issues and concerns regarding mail packaging from the customer. Agree
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 - 3-- Coordinate with Headquarters Logistics and Human Resources to identify and implement additional strategies to increase the number of Postal Service drivers at the St. Louis Processing and Distribution Center. Agree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $395,585,002 Open R - 3-- Communicate to employees the importance of changing operations on the time clock and of scanning all packages; Place time clocks in areas that are easily accessible and monitor changes daily; Monitor manual package processing operations routinely; Update manual letter and flat volume estimates yearly. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Assess the feasibility of conducting system enhancements to capture Overtime Administration System historical utilization records and percentages by facility and ensure records are maintained to assess the overall effectiveness of the system. Agree
2021 Accenture Information Technology Contracts 12/29/2020 20-076-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Supplying Principles and Practices to require an evaluation of the cost management plan as part of the noncompetitive purchase request process before approving contract ceiling price increases and to require contracting officers complete training on the policy requirements for the cost management plan. Agree
2022 Supplier Qualification 05/27/2022 21-264-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Supplying Principles & Practices to require contracting officers to identify key personnel by name and labor category and document qualification approval in the contract file at contract award and when issuing modifications of key personnel substitutions. 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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