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 Yearsort descending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
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
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
2020 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining Information Technology Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-R20 $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
2020 Arrow Key Management Controls 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. Agree
2020 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining Information Technology Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-R20 $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 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
2020 Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas 09/16/2020 RISC-WP-20-008 $0 Open To the VP of Delivery Operations: Develop a national plan, based on key data factors, to help reduce the aggregate costs of door deliveries along rural routes and in urban apartment buildings. Agree
2021 Integrity of the U.S. Postal Service's Social Media Presence 05/12/2021 20-278-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Establish an effective social media account approval process and document social media account management procedures. Agree
2021 "As Needed" Highway Contract Routes 07/16/2021 21-022-R21 $162,338,091 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement periodic reviews to ensure timely detection and correction of payment errors and verify that Postal Service Forms 5397, Contract Route Extra Trip Authorization, are complete, accurate, and included in the electronic Service Change Request system. Agree
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement an automated reconciliation process between data from Department of Labor’s Employee Compensation Operations and Management Portal and the Postal Service’s Employee Health and Safety (EHS) system, to ensure all personal injury industrial accidents are properly recorded in EHS. 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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