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
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $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
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Update current first-line supervisor job responsibilities and qualifications and develop a review process to include frequencies for conducting periodic reviews and updates. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the Baltimore, MD, Processing and Distribution Center 12/16/2021 21-237-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Recommend the Chesapeake Division Director, Processing Operations, develop a plan to have adequate supervision and coordination for the timely transporting of processed mail to the dock area for dispatch at the Baltimore Processing and Distribution Center. Agree
2021 Fiscal Year 2020 Board of Governors' Expenditures 09/22/2021 21-064-R21 $2,826 Open R - 2-- Implement a process to ensure the Office of the Board’s contracting officer’s representatives administer all contract-related arrangements and certify invoices in accordance with established supply management policies and contract terms. Agree
2021 Payments to Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Suppliers 02/19/2021 20-157-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Streamline contract termination procedures by implementing systems enhancements, such as automating approval signatures and generating system or email notifications to next approvers. Agree
2021 Contractor Security Clearances at Surface Transfer Centers 09/29/2021 21-111-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Clarify language in Surface Transfer Center statements of work to specify which security clearance documents must be retained and the period of retention. Agree
2021 Integrity of the U.S. Postal Service's Social Media Presence 05/12/2021 20-278-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Establish an automated process to monitor social media to identify and address unapproved pages and accounts created to represent the Postal Service. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Case Management of Arrests 10/27/2021 21-099-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Case Management Reporting Guidelines to provide criteria for determining the lead agency for a case and how to document that decision. Agree
2021 COVID-19 Leave Administration 06/16/2021 21-032-R21 $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
2021 Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses, Birmingham, AL – Woodlawn Station Post Office 07/30/2021 21-148-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Provide oversight and train unit management on policies and procedures associated with recurring vehicle expenses. 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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