We’ve all heard the mantra “recycle, reuse, and reduce,” but did you know that people focus not only on what products they should buy, but also on how their purchases are packaged, shipped, and delivered?
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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 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|