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 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
2020 U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center 08/17/2020 19-040-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop and formalize guidance on the disposal of gift cards at the Mail Recovery Center. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Eliminate access to the obsolete payroll hours data file or establish and implement automated processes to update the data file parameters and validate the file for accuracy and completeness. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Enhance the cluster sampling methodology to reduce inefficiencies in the amount of time required to conduct readings. Agree
2020 Leased Facility Maintenance 05/28/2020 19SMG012SM000-R20 $2,251,220 Open R - 5-- Establish and implement a plan with timeframes for the Landlord Maintenance Program to timely initiate the fee recovery process and collect expensed funds. 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
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement and communicate tracking methods for payments stemming from local memorandums of understanding or other contractual agreements to allow for transparency and accountability. 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 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Increase management oversight for highway contract route operations for evening and early morning tours. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Reinforce the importance of recording accurate and updated information in the Tort Claims System. 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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