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
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

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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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