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.

Fiscal Yearsort descending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2015 Postal Inspection Service Mail Covers Program Phase II 09/15/2015 HR-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish formal procedures to monitor and track accountable mail cover documents for postal inspectors to ensure they are properly completed, submitted, and maintained at the Postal Inspection Service’s Criminal Investigations Service Center (CISC). These procedures should include requiring inspectors to return all mail cover documents to the CISC within 60 days of the mail cover end date. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish an oversight process to strengthen controls and accountability of the contractor badge program to ensure it is effectively managed. 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
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Establish formal procedures to track and monitor contract driver security clearances to ensure drivers have the appropriate clearance and are re-screened, as required. This should include a process to notify appropriate management officials when security clearances have not been renewed. Agree
2015 Area Mail Processing Consolidations 06/05/2015 NO-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Include guidelines for determining a timeframe for implementing an area mail processing consolidation once a feasibility study is approved. Agree
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Require passwords for all mail imaging systems accounts in accordance with Handbook AS-805. Agree
2016 Address Management Licensing Agreements 12/29/2015 SM-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Periodically evaluate licensing agreement templates to determine whether provisions are consistent, up-to-date, and adequately protect the Postal Service’s best interests. Agree
2016 New York Morgan Processing and Distribution Center Efficiency 05/04/2016 NO-AR-16-008 $93,101,614 Open R - 1 -- Reduce 385,365 workhours over the next five years by evaluating operational efficiency and adjusting workhours to workload. Agree
2016 Postal Service's Handling of Office of Workers Compensation Claim Forms 04/07/2016 HR-AR-16-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop a more comprehensive electronic claims process to ensure claims forms are completed accurately and timely. 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

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