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.

Fiscal Year Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2019 Military and Diplomatic Mail Service 07/31/2019 MS-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Periodically evaluate operations to provide effective oversight of the processing of military and diplomatic mail to reduce damaged mail, which could include ensuring proper culling and modifying equipment. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Provide refresher case management training to all team leaders and inspectors regarding investigative documentation requirements and proper case closure procedures, according to policies. Agree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Reiterate through formal communication the requirements for renewal clauses, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure renewals are used appropriately. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Optimization 09/09/2019 NO-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Revise and update AMP feasibility studies to determine whether cost savings could be realized, and consolidations should continue. Agree
2018 Use of Intelligent Mail Barcodes for First-Class Mail Letters' Processing Costs 09/25/2018 CP-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- Should use Intelligent Mail barcode and Informed Visibility technologies to evaluate the impact of unexpected or nonstandard mail flows on First-Class Mail letter cost model estimates and, based on the evaluation, consider filing a petition with the Postal Regulatory Commission to use Intelligent Mail barcode and Informed Visibility data to update the model. Agree
2017 Mobile System Review 09/21/2017 IT-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 3 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2019 Management Alert - [Redacted] 06/19/2019 IT-MT-19-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2019 Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review 08/15/2019 IT-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 3 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2019 Management Alert - Charter Flights 09/05/2019 NL-MT-19-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- 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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