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 Seamless Acceptance Mail Quality Processes 09/29/2021 21-098-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Ensure available scanners and scales used are functional and new scanners include relevant functionality to complete accurate sampling. Agree
2015 Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail 08/13/2015 NO-MA-15-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish criteria for determining if the network has stabilized and ensure the criteria are met prior to resuming the Phase II consolidations or conducting any other optimization efforts. Agree
2019 Nationwide Employee Background Screening 08/22/2019 HR-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 4-- Implement a review process to ensure that district Human Resources officials are validating that Certificates of Completion are in employees’ electronic Official Personnel Folders. Agree
2021 Online Priority Mail Express Refunds 07/20/2021 20-268-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Incorporate a schedule to verify all acceptance and possession scans are entered into the Product Tracking and Reporting system prior to determining eligibility of refunds and enhance relevant systems to properly evaluate mailings to verify that they are eligible for refunds. Agree
2021 Property Condition Reviews - Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street in California 09/15/2021 21-200-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Re-train management to perform and document housekeeping inspections at the Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street post offices and ensure all facilities continue to conduct the inspections at the required frequency. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the Baltimore, MD, Processing and Distribution Center 12/16/2021 21-237-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Recommend the Chesapeake Division Director, Processing Operations, develop a plan to have adequate supervision and coordination for the timely transporting of processed mail to the dock area for dispatch at the Baltimore Processing and Distribution Center. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce requirements to complete and submit required accident investigation forms and documentation to Tort Claim Coordinators within established timeframes. Agree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce the importance of correctly routing mail and using the assigned transportation according to Postal Service policy, and develop a formal communication plan to inform facilities when mail is misrouted. Disagree
2021 Contract Invoice Payment Process 07/29/2021 20-281-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2021 Passport Application Acceptance Operations 08/09/2021 21-056-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. 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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