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
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 1-- Work with Congress to develop legislative changes that would result in the Postal Inspection Service being authorized to open and inspect domestic packages suspected of containing illicit drugs. Disagree
2022 Replacement of Privately Owned Delivery Vehicles 01/18/2022 20-255-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Analyze and include the potential financial impact associated with rural route conversions that would not result in cost savings for consideration in future Decision Analysis Reports for vehicle acquisition. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the Columbus, OH, Processing and Distribution Center 03/25/2022 22-041-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a plan to remove excess mail transport equipment and ensure cardboard is effectively stacked in recycling trailers to maximize capacity. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to ensure the Overtime Administration System contains accurate overtime data, to include timely updates of the Overtime Desired Lists and overtime requirements from local memorandums of understanding. Disagree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and continuously maintain a complete and accurate listing of privileged accounts for Postal Service systems. Agree
2022 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop supplemental guidance for local management reiterating that mail should be finalized on a last processing operation. Disagree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $37,213 Open R - 2-- Enhance the Enterprise Management Resource System and the Time and Attendance Collection System, respectively, to automatically calculate days of continuation of pay per employee and limit supervisor’s ability to enter continuation of pay hours when the 45-day limit is reached. Agree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $541,175,238 Open R - 2-- Evaluate using alternative methodologies, rather than the five or six consecutive days of a routes’ mail volume, to maintain the 8-hour workday and how to account for letter and flat mail base volume. Disagree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the San Diego, CA, Processing and Distribution Center 04/08/2022 22-061-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement a plan to process the First-Class Small Parcels and Rolls to meet clearance times and eliminate delayed mail at the Margaret L. Sellers, San Diego, CA Processing and Distribution Center. Agree
2021 Fiscal Year 2020 Board of Governors' Expenditures 09/22/2021 21-064-R21 $2,826 Open R - 2-- Implement a process to ensure the Office of the Board’s contracting officer’s representatives administer all contract-related arrangements and certify invoices in accordance with established supply management policies and contract terms. 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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