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 ascending Management Response
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a quarterly data analysis process to monitor opioid prescription data trends in the workers compensation program. Agree
2019 National Security Clearance Program 06/18/2019 OV-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a process to ensure Position Designation Surveys are completed and maintained before initiating a national security clearance investigation. Agree
2019 Costing Best Practices 09/17/2019 CP-AR-19-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Develop a plan with milestones to implement a modern costing system using enhanced technologies in an effort to incorporate real-time, granular data for product cost attribution. Disagree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1-- Determine a strategy regarding the allocation of the U.S. Postal Service Civil Service Retirement System, Federal Employees Retirement System and Retiree Health Benefits Fund investments in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Create reason codes in the Surface Visibility Web 2.0 system for why extra trips are being ordered. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Correct the fourteen instances in which acting first-line supervisors did not receive the correct higher-level pay and implement a control to ensure appropriate documentation (Postal Service Forms 1723) is completed, approved, and retained. Agree
2019 Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers 06/24/2019 DR-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with U.S. Bank Voyager to implement automated controls in the Voyager Fleet Commander Online application to: (1) prevent assignment of PINs to vendors; (2) prevent assignment of multiple PINs to employees; (3) prevent assignment of PINs without valid employee names; and (4) ensure only authorized employees are allowed to request PIN limit changes. Agree
2019 Internal Controls Over No Sale Transactions 07/17/2019 FT-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with the Vice President, Delivery and Retail Operations, to develop a nationwide policy to monitor No Sale transactions, considering the existing available reports and best practices used by area and district personnel. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with relevant executive agencies, such as the Department of Justice to determine whether the contents of abandoned packages, other than marijuana, can be used as evidence in criminal investigations and update the Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy as need. Agree
2020 Priority Mail Express Service Performance Costs in the Caribbean District 10/17/2019 19BG006CP000-R20 $1,990,158 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with Northeast Area and Caribbean District management to evaluate the feasibility of current ground transportation schedules and, as necessary, adjust current Priority Mail Express schedules, operating times, or service commitments to reduce service failures and refunds. 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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