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 Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2020 Facility Condition Reviews - Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge Post Offices 04/02/2020 20-159-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address all building maintenance, safety, and security issues identified at the Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge post offices. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address staffing issues at facilities operating below their authorized complement or with excessive vacancies and identify opportunities for savings at locations with high overtime users by determining the optimal point that hiring new staff becomes more cost-efficient than overtime. Agree
2020 Professional Services Contract Rates 08/20/2020 20-143-R20 $11,163,153 Open R - 1-- Compete the contract at the end of the current performance period and negotiate labor rates considering the General Services Administration Schedule. Disagree
2019 Assessment of U.S. Postal Service’s Service Performance and Costs 09/17/2019 NO-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 1-- Conduct a cost-benefit analysis, including a sensitivity analysis, of current service performance targets. This analysis should include an evaluation of additional costs incurred for extra operational services performed to meet service performance targets, and opportunities that exist to limit extra services when they are not financially feasible. Agree
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Continue to develop and fully implement an insider threat program for national security information in accordance with National Insider Threat Policy minimum standards. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with relevant executive agencies, such as the Department of Justice to determine whether the contents of abandoned packages, other than marijuana, can be used as evidence in criminal investigations and update the Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy as need. Agree
2019 Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers 06/24/2019 DR-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with U.S. Bank Voyager to implement automated controls in the Voyager Fleet Commander Online application to: (1) prevent assignment of PINs to vendors; (2) prevent assignment of multiple PINs to employees; (3) prevent assignment of PINs without valid employee names; and (4) ensure only authorized employees are allowed to request PIN limit changes. Agree
2020 Arrow Lock Key Management 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Create and maintain a nationwide arrow key inventory and ensure units reconcile their local inventory semiannually to ensure key accountability. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Create reason codes in the Surface Visibility Web 2.0 system for why extra trips are being ordered. Agree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1-- Determine a strategy regarding the allocation of the U.S. Postal Service Civil Service Retirement System, Federal Employees Retirement System and Retiree Health Benefits Fund investments in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. 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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