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 Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2022 Trips Operating More Than Four Hours Late 11/08/2021 21-116-R22 $16,530,844 Open R - 5-- Verify that Highway Contract Route trips that are routinely critically late are aligned with Postal Service operations and adjust the schedules as needed. Disagree
2022 Management Alert - Issues Identified with Internet Change of Address 04/12/2022 22-058-R22 $21,828,827 Open R - 1-- Develop controls to verify that online change of address requests are authorized by the resident of the address. Disagree
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 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Provide additional training to management with an emphasis on how local processing management should use Mail Condition Visualization reports to identify root causes for delayed inventory to provide a more accurate representation of mail conditions at the facility. Disagree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a detailed action plan, including measurable targets, to resume conducting annual street observations to determine whether a minor route adjustment or a mail count and route inspection review is needed. Disagree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $14,096,661 Open R - 1-- Assess who should be required to use the Overtime Administration System, develop and issue guidance to required users, and provide initial training or refresher training to all required users and track completion of the training. Disagree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the Baltimore, MD, Processing and Distribution Center 12/16/2021 21-237-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Prioritize and track the replacement of the tray management system at the Baltimore Processing and Distribution Center to ensure it is replaced according to the current schedule. Disagree
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Reemphasize the need for local processing, transportation, and delivery management components discussions on projected volumes and previous day’s issues. Site observations support implementing to help proactively manage mail flow operations. Disagree
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
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

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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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