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 Plant Load Agreements - Santa Ana District 08/13/2020 19-041-R20 $770,630 Open R - 3-- Develop procedures for monitoring mail volume, weight, and preparation performance in accordance with requirements set forth in the plant load agreements. Agree
2020 Mail Delivery Issues – Montbello Station, Denver, CO 12/18/2019 20-078-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop an action plan to fill carrier and clerk vacancies for the Montbello station and review the City Carrier Associate and Rural Carrier Associate compliment and assign additional carriers if necessary to the station until vacancies can be filled. Agree
2020 Automatic Indemnity Claim Payments 03/02/2020 19-008-R20 $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
2013 Supervisor Workhours and Span of Control 04/04/2013 NO-MA-13-005 $11,955,046 Open R - 2-- Fill vacant supervisor positions up to the appropriate span of control level and reduce supervisor replacement workhours accordingly. Agree
2020 Small Package Sorting System Performance 07/29/2020 20-052-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Provide a standard work instruction to facilities to use available mail induction stations based on mail volume and employee availability. Agree
2020 Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting 03/05/2020 19-024-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Implement controls to ensure only appropriate manual edits are made in Surface Visibility Web 2.0. Agree
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 2-- Establish controls in electronic badge reader (EBR) software to require entry of an operation number for each employee badge swipe and direct area Management Operating Data System coordinators to verify that all facilities have deactivated the base operation preset button on EBRs. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Leverage established partnerships with state and local election officials to work toward creating a separate, simplified mail product exclusively for Election Mail that would support uniform mail processing, including mandatory mailpiece tracking and proper mailpiece design. Until this new product is developed, continue to prioritize the processing of election mail consistent with past practices. Agree
2020 Business Application Review of the HERO System 08/24/2020 19-016-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Management Instruction AS-800-2014-4, Cloud Computing Policy, to state the Vice President, Information Technology, must approve a waiver for cloud solution purchases when the policy is not followed. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Equip terminal handling services sites with Surface Visibility mobile scanners, develop a daily condition report template for Postal Service terminal handling services liaisons, and standardize the Postal Service’s corrective action procedures in response to liaisons’ reporting. 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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