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 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Assess the feasibility of establishing commodity specific metrics or tools to provide for a consistent workload management process, to include a cost-benefit analysis. Agree
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Mail Delivery Issues – Montbello Station, Denver, CO 12/18/2019 20-078-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop an action plan to ensure all mail is being delivered in a timely manner. Agree
2020 Review of IT Network Performance 01/17/2020 18TG005IT000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop an automated process to regularly review vendor bandwidth utilization reports and upgrade bandwidth when it exceeds determined thresholds. Agree
2015 Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail 08/13/2015 NO-MA-15-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish criteria for determining if the network has stabilized and ensure the criteria are met prior to resuming the Phase II consolidations or conducting any other optimization efforts. Agree
2020 Small Package Sorting System Performance 07/29/2020 20-052-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Provide standard work instructions requiring supervisors conduct periodic meetings to provide ongoing feedback to employees operating the Small Package Sorting System machine and discuss opportunities for improvement. Agree
2020 Expense Purchase Card Activity 03/23/2020 19SMG009SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Explore the benefits of providing electronic documentation to credit card approving officials and update purchase card policy to require credit card approving officials review all purchases over established minimum thresholds and when merchant category codes are questionable. Agree
2018 Change of Address Identity Verification Internal Controls 08/24/2018 MS-AR-18-005 $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 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Ensure mail processing facilities use and maintain the standardized Election and Political Mail log for each operation. Agree
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Reinforce the use of the Contract Authoring Management System alerts through formal communications and refresher training to support the closeout process. 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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