We’ve all heard the mantra “recycle, reuse, and reduce,” but did you know that people focus not only on what products they should buy, but also on how their purchases are packaged, shipped, and delivered?
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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 Response|
|2016||Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems||01/14/2016||IT-AR-16-004||$0||Open||R - 3-- Delete all accounts that have not been used in more than 365 days and all guest accounts on the mail imaging systems.||Agree|
|2018||Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution||09/28/2018||SAT-AR-18-002||$0||In-Resolution||R - 3-- Designate an officer to consolidate existing efforts and lead the implementation of a unified, comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the role of the postal network in facilitating illicit drug distribution.||Disagree|
|2020||Review of IT Network Performance||01/17/2020||18TG005IT000-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Develop an automated process to regularly review vendor bandwidth utilization reports and upgrade bandwidth when it exceeds determined thresholds.||Agree|
|2019||Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers||06/24/2019||DR-AR-19-006||$46,316,039||Open||R - 3-- Develop and implement interim controls to prevent and detect the issues noted in this report until the Voyager Fleet Commander Online application is updated.||Agree|
|2018||Western Area Physical Security and Environmental Controls||03/19/2018||IT-AR-18-002||$0||Open||R - 3-- Direct the senior plant manager to implement compensating controls for doors without a functioning card reader||Agree|
|2020||U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts||06/16/2020||19XG013NO000-R20||$96,399,375||Open||R - 3-- Ensure front-line managers use the Run Plan Generator to manage mail processing operations.||Agree|
|2019||Mail Processing Overtime||06/13/2019||NO-AR-19-005||$0||In-Resolution||R - 3-- Establish appropriate performance incentives for managers to effectively manage overtime.||Disagree|
|2015||Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers||11/20/2014||HR-AR-15-001||$0||Open||R - 3-- Establish mandatory and refresher training requirements for Postal Service officials responsible for security clearances to ensure they are aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding the security clearance process.||Agree|
|2020||U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices||11/07/2019||19XG002NL000-R20||$2,017,531||Open||R - 3-- Evaluate Highway Contract Route contracts to include consistent language to omit payment when trips are canceled by the Postal Service and ensure they are omitted from supplier’s payment per contract terms.||Agree|
|2020||Expense Purchase Card Activity||03/23/2020||19SMG009SM000-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Explore the benefits of providing electronic documentation to credit card approving officials and update purchase card policy to require credit card approving officials review all purchases over established minimum thresholds and when merchant category codes are questionable.||Agree|