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
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $253,613 Open R - 5-- Align Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy with the Inspection Service Manual that requires daily activity documentation to support workhours. Agree
2020 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Assess the feasibility of establishing commodity specific metrics or tools to provide for a consistent workload management process, to include a cost-benefit analysis. Agree
2019 Postal Service Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop an automated payment process to ensure suppliers are paid consistently, accurately, and timely. Agree
2019 Nationwide Employee Background Screening 08/22/2019 HR-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 5-- Establish a formal policy designating the authority to make final suitability determinations for employees with unfavorable National Agency Check with Inquiries results, that includes a requirement to document the decision. Agree
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 5-- Establish an official closing period for the Management Operating Data System (MODS) and develop controls in MODS to prevent workhour adjustments after the closeout period without required approvals. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Explore opportunities to increase the use of commercial air carriers to transport packages presently restricted by federal regulations. Agree
2017 Mobile System Review 09/21/2017 IT-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement security standards for the mobile Point-of-Sale devices and application. Agree
2020 Review of IT Network Performance 01/17/2020 18TG005IT000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Perform a manual review of the automated inventory process on a periodic basis and update the inventory data accordingly. Agree
2019 Review of Postal Inspection Service Criminal and Administrative Processes – Fort Worth Division 04/19/2019 HR-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 5-- Reiterate to team leaders, in a formal communication, Case Management Reporting Requirements, related to documenting claimed arrests made by other law enforcement personnel. Agree
2019 Oversight of Highway Contract Routes - Insurance 03/22/2019 SM-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 5-- Revise Supplying Principles and Practices to require the use of Clause B-39: Indemnification in all Highway Contract Route contracts. 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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