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
2021 Manually Adjudicated Indemnity Claim Payments 08/30/2021 20-129-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
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $37,213 Open R - 2-- Enhance the Enterprise Management Resource System and the Time and Attendance Collection System, respectively, to automatically calculate days of continuation of pay per employee and limit supervisor’s ability to enter continuation of pay hours when the 45-day limit is reached. Agree
2021 Payments to Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Suppliers 02/19/2021 20-157-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Streamline contract termination procedures by implementing systems enhancements, such as automating approval signatures and generating system or email notifications to next approvers. Agree
2021 Timecard Administration 12/09/2020 20-180-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Procure and test new, automated time collection devices for the Postal Service to implement throughout its facilities. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement a process to collect and monitor data that identifies the reasons for overtime use to better manage and control overtime costs. 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
2022 Replacement of Privately Owned Delivery Vehicles 01/18/2022 20-255-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Analyze and include the potential financial impact associated with rural route conversions that would not result in cost savings for consideration in future Decision Analysis Reports for vehicle acquisition. 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 - 2-- 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 - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. 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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