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
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Automatic Indemnity Claim Payments 03/02/2020 19-008-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Mercury Mailability Communication and Implementation 07/17/2020 20-103-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- To develop a reference tool or mechanism summarizing the mercury mailability standards that retail window employees can quickly and efficiently access when approached by a customer attempting to mail mercury. Agree
2020 Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units 08/13/2020 20-264-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Handbook AS 709, Purchase Card Local Buying Policies and Procedures, to ensure consistency in procedures associated with local purchases. Agree
2020 Business Application Review of the HERO System 08/24/2020 19-016-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Management Instruction AS-800-2014-4, Cloud Computing Policy, to state the Vice President, Information Technology, must approve a waiver for cloud solution purchases when the policy is not followed. Agree
2020 Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products 08/03/2020 20-088-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Domestic Mail Manual to set appropriate mail preparation standards that align with automation for strapping, containerization, wrapping, and paper quality, to reduce costs associated with bundle breakage and manual processing of machinable mail. Agree
2018 Mail Processing Facilities Staffing 03/30/2018 NO-AR-18-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- implement and document the Verification, Validation, and Accreditation process for the Function 1 Scheduler. Disagree

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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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