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 Yearsort descending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products 08/03/2020 20-088-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Domestic Mail Manual to set appropriate mail preparation standards that align with automation for strapping, containerization, wrapping, and paper quality, to reduce costs associated with bundle breakage and manual processing of machinable mail. Agree
2020 Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Formalize a regular review process of workload models and criteria, for each operational manager and supervisor position. Agree
2020 Stamp and Cash Inventories - Chicago, IL, Offices 07/29/2020 20-256-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide Retail Systems Software administrative training to all respective unit supervisors. 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
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Increase management oversight for highway contract route operations for evening and early morning tours. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Perform data validation for the information in the Surface Visibility system to ensure the extra and canceled trips key performance indicators are accurate and complete. Agree
2020 Effectiveness of the Postal Service's Efforts to Reduce Non-Career Employee Turnover 02/12/2020 19POG001SAT000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Measure the cost savings associated with the National Performance Assessment non-career employee turnover performance. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts 06/16/2020 19XG013NO000-R20 $96,399,375 Open R - 1-- Implement best practices identified during site visits to increase operational efficiency and management oversight nationwide. 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
2020 Leased Facility Maintenance 05/28/2020 19SMG012SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Document procedures for the Postal Service Repair & Alterations group to communicate the completion of work for enforced repairs at leased facilities to the Landlord Maintenance Program. 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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