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 Statussort descending Recommendation Management Response
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Update and maintain a current inventory of ventilation and filtration equipment. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to clarify documentation requirements for Requests for Assistance, to include requiring postal inspectors to document the postal nexus in their requests. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to require the Office of Counsel to document its approval of proactive work assignments at the time they are initiated. Agree
2022 Capping Report - Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review – Select Units Portland, OR Region 03/22/2022 22-001-R22 $0 Open R - 5-- Address all remaining building maintenance and safety issues identified at the Beaverton Main Post Office and the Parkrose and Piedmont Stations. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 5-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to require that all reports identify the postal nexus. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Surface Transfer Center in the Southern Region 03/16/2022 21-212-R22 $0 Open R - 5-- Reiterate through formal communication to Surface Transfer Center personnel the requirement for accurately recording driver information in Surface Visibility and using the irregularity reporting process to notify Administrative Officials when Highway Contract Route drivers do not have Postal Service issued identification or badges. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 6-- Develop procedures for retaining documentation associated with work completed by the Analytics Team and storing sensitive information to ensure compliance with Postal Service policy. Agree
2022 Mail Transport Equipment 04/14/2022 21-229-R22 $0 Open R - 5-- Update Handbook PO-502, Mail Transport Equipment, to establish a comprehensive audit policy addressing the audit frequency and threshold for Postal Service facilities and mailers subject to audits and documenting audit results. Agree
2022 Mail Transport Equipment 04/14/2022 21-229-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish a threshold for those local mailers subject to inventory reporting and finalize and implement requirements to account for Mail Transport Equipment inventory. Agree
2022 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Revise Postal Service Handbook PO-408, Area Mail Processing Guidelines, to include a timeframe for implementing a consolidation after a feasibility study has been approved and to reflect the organizational restructure. 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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