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
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a plan based on Lean Six Sigma project results to further increase load scan scores to meet or surpass the scanning goal. Agree
2020 Custodial Workhours 10/24/2019 19SMG006HR000-R20 $81,319,892 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a strategy to address hiring and staffing challenges for custodial positions at facilities subject to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, re: Maintenance Series-47 Transmittal Letter-5 Implementation and Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employee Conversions, signed July 9, 2014. 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 Board of Governors' Expenditures 09/22/2021 21-064-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and provide training and formal communication to all purchasing teams on policies and procedures, including required file documentation, for sensitive requests. Agree
2021 Impact of Pandemic on Postal Service Finances 03/29/2021 20-257-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop specific policies and procedures to ensure expenses are consistently documented, validated, and tracked for unanticipated crisis or catastrophic events. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Confidential Funds Program 10/28/2020 20-179-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Enforce Confidential Funds Program guidance and update the Confidential Funds Program application or reevaluate the requirement to capture arrests in the Confidential Funds Program application. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Oversight of its Use of Cryptocurrency 08/26/2021 21-067-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure that the Cryptocurrency Fund Program has the information needed to provide oversight of the investigative use of cryptocurrency. Agree
2021 Uncompensated and Undercompensated Services 04/05/2021 20-208-R21 $1,850,011,194 Open R - 1-- Explore strategies for receiving amounts owed or appropriated for government services and providing the Postal Service reimbursement for these services going forward. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a consistent process to approve and update the access management system for all employees excluded from mandatory security awareness training and update information security policy to reflect the process. 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

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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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