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 Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $24,962,295 Open R - 1-- Improve controls over the awards process to ensure that employees do not have the ability to both submit and approve the same award or submit awards for each other. Agree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and continuously maintain a complete and accurate listing of privileged accounts for Postal Service systems. Agree
2022 Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Condition Reviews - Select Units, Indianapolis, IN 06/22/2022 22-091-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop and execute a plan to ensure management at the Plainfield Main Post Office, the Carmel Main Post Office, and Linwood Station reviews truck/trailer arrival scanning performance daily and enforces compliance. 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
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
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
2022 Improving Service Performance and Mail Processing Efficiencies at Historically Low Performing Facilities 08/08/2022 21-243-R22 $82,429,376 Open R - 1-- Evaluate efficiency at the 10 facilities to identify inefficiencies in the mail flow (e.g., facility layout/location, space constraints, customer and service impacts, and equipment relocation costs) and, based on the results, consider properly aligning the impacted facilities to efficiently meet the challenges they face based on changes in market demand. Agree
2021 Contract Invoice Payment Process 07/29/2021 20-281-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Establish and implement refresher contracting officer’s representative training requirements. Agree
2022 Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review – Select Units, St. Louis, MO Region 08/31/2022 22-115-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop and implement a plan to ensure that all employees at the Saint Peters Main Post Office and the Chouteau and Marian Oldham Stations are trained on standard operating procedures for package scanning and handling and that unit management systematically reviews scan data and enforces compliance. Agree
2021 Capital Equipment at the Eagan Information Technology Center 08/10/2021 21-059-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Instruct the Executive Manager, Compute Engineering to implement a process to ensure that records for capital assets at the Eagan Information Technology Center are accurately entered and maintained in the Solution for Enterprise Asset Management system and the Asset Inventory Management System including clear designations of the status of equipment items. 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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