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 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Limit user access in GATS to levels appropriate for user oversight responsibilities via automated controls, or compensating manual controls. Disagree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $667,098,942 Open R - 2-- Modify current policies and procedures, to include performance measures or other oversight controls, to hold appropriate management accountable for not reducing overtime. Agree
2020 Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates 09/16/2020 20-203-R20 $5,783 Open R - 2-- Perform a safety assessment to evaluate the new lift gates and develop a national training program and create a standard operating procedure on the operation and safety of the new lift gates. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide formal training including periodic refresher training to responsible personnel to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities for managing contractor badges. Agree
2020 Stamp and Cash Inventories - Chicago, IL, Offices 07/29/2020 20-256-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide Retail Systems Software administrative training to all respective unit supervisors. Agree
2021 Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash - High Shoals, NC, Post Office 10/07/2020 20-280-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide training to the Administrative Post Office postmaster and staff at the High Shoals Post Office on conducting and recording accountability examinations. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Reiterate the verification policy and enhance the IOCS data entry system to indicate the verification of sampled employees work status in advance. Agree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $2,781,473,463 Open R - 2-- Request approval from the Secretary of Treasury and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to redeem fixed-rate Treasury securities in the U.S. Postal Service retirement funds and invest proceeds and other fund inflows in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 2-- Require passwords for all mail imaging systems accounts in accordance with Handbook AS-805. Agree
2018 Change of Address Identity Verification Internal Controls 08/24/2018 MS-AR-18-005 $0 Open R - 2-- 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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