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 Valuesort ascending Status Recommendation Management Response
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
2023 Capping Report - Efficiency of Selected Processes - Select Units, Virginia District 10/28/2022 22-141-R23 $0 Open R - 12-- We recommend the Manager, Virginia District, direct Bon Air Branch, Southside Station, and Montrose Height Station unit management to provide timekeeping training to their lead clerks and assign timekeeping duties to this employee. Agree
2022 Moving Mail by Rail 09/13/2022 22-036-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Issue supplemental guidance to the sites that use the intermodal transportation program and ensure the Contract Irregularity Reporting process is being followed. Agree
2022 Aboveground Storage Tanks 09/15/2022 22-078-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish a process to review and track Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures plans in the Environmental Tool Kit to ensure they are signed, uploaded, and up-to-date. Agree
2022 San Francisco International Service Center Closure 05/13/2022 21-267-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Timely communicate their final retail decision to customers and adhere to applicable customer comment requirements. 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
2023 U.S. Postal Service Money Order Trends and Cost Coverage 10/20/2022 22-057-R23 $0 Open R - 1-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution 09/28/2022 22-076-R22 $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
2022 U.S. Postal Service's Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management 05/19/2022 21-235-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Consider the opportunities for improvement discussed in the report and identify actions to further develop the Enterprise Risk Management program. Agree
2021 Contract Invoice Payment Process 07/29/2021 20-281-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- 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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