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 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a formal portfolio review process to ensure that contracting officers obtain the required annual 21 hours of current purchasing-related training, including validation of training content and supporting documentation of attendance/completion. Agree
2020 Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement an updated district ranking methodology and reassess district rankings based on the approved methodology. Agree
2020 Mail Excluded from Service Performance Measurement 12/13/2019 19XG009NO000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- In coordination with the Acting Vice President, Processing and Maintenance, form a workgroup with mailers that have the largest amount of mail excluded from measurement to develop an action plan, with goals, timelines and practical opportunities to address root causes of service performance exclusions. Agree
2020 First-Line Supervisor Recruitment and Retention 04/13/2020 19SMG008HR000-R20 $16,446,581 Open R - 1-- In coordination with the Vice Presidents, Delivery Operations and Network Operations, establish and implement sufficient controls to ensure hiring officials complete their hiring activities in a timely manner. Disagree
2020 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations - Hawthorne Post Office, Hawthorne, CA 03/23/2020 20-149-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Instruct the Postmaster, Hawthorne Post Office, to develop an action plan to ensure standard operating procedures are followed for reporting delayed mail and enforce the use of color-code placards for marketing mail. Agree
2020 Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting 03/05/2020 19-024-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Issue supplemental guidance on manually editing arrival, departure, and scheduled trip times in Surface Visibility Web 2.0. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Charlotte Division 11/15/2019 19TG013OV000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Limit ammunition access to applicable personnel in the Charlotte Division. Disagree
2020 Effectiveness of the Postal Service's Efforts to Reduce Non-Career Employee Turnover 02/12/2020 19POG001SAT000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Measure the cost savings associated with the National Performance Assessment non-career employee turnover performance. Agree
2020 National Operational Assessment - Customer Service and Delivery Operations 12/12/2019 19RG002DR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Modernize the various mail condition reporting methods into one system to capture all mail delays from mail processing facilities. Agree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to leverage automation when processing After 5 payments, or revise the policy regarding the use of Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System to include processing and separately reporting non-grievance payments. Disagree

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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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