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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 Response|
|2020||Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance||06/05/2020||20-144-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Issue supplemental guidance to evaluate recurring late, canceled, and extra trips, and trips with consistently low trailer utilization; and update, remove, or consolidate trips; and adjust the transportation schedules accordingly.||Agree|
|2019||Assessment of U.S. Postal Service’s Service Performance and Costs||09/17/2019||NO-AR-19-008||$0||Open||R - 1-- Conduct a cost-benefit analysis, including a sensitivity analysis, of current service performance targets. This analysis should include an evaluation of additional costs incurred for extra operational services performed to meet service performance targets, and opportunities that exist to limit extra services when they are not financially feasible.||Agree|
|2017||Mobile System Review||09/21/2017||IT-AR-17-009||$0||Open||R - 5-- Implement security standards for the mobile Point-of-Sale devices and application.||Agree|
|2016||Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems||01/14/2016||IT-AR-16-004||$0||Open||R - 3-- Delete all accounts that have not been used in more than 365 days and all guest accounts on the mail imaging systems.||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|
|2018||Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment||09/05/2018||IT-MT-18-001||$0||Open||R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act.||Agree|
|2020||Small Package Sorting System Performance||07/29/2020||20-052-R20||$58,926,340||Open||R - 1-- Reiterate the operation user guide requiring supervisors to be present to initiate the timely start of Small Package Sorting System machine processing.||Agree|
|2019||Addressing the Diverse Needs and Wants of Rural American: Opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service||09/16/2019||RISC-WP-19-009||$0||Open||R - 4-- Vice President, Delivery and Retail Operations, to develop actionable metrics to identify underutilized large PO boxes in rural areas and create a plan to convert some of those boxes into parcel lockers as appropriate||Agree|
|2019||Mail Processing Overtime||06/13/2019||NO-AR-19-005||$0||Open||R - 2-- Issue supplemental guidance on management oversight to reduce unauthorized overtime, ensure compliance with overtime policy to reduce grievances, and increase employee availability.||Agree|
|2020||Leased Facility Maintenance||05/28/2020||19SMG012SM000-R20||$0||Open||R - 2-- Enforce requirements with the contractor to ensure landlords complete repairs within the established timeframes and require Landlord Maintenance Program personnel to perform reviews of closed repairs in the electronic Facility Management System.||Agree|