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
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

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