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
2017 Postal Inspection Service Consumer Fraud Fund 05/04/2017 HR-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop formal written procedures for management of Consumer Fraud Fund requests and for tracking, monitoring, and reconciling expenditures. Agree
2017 Mobile System Review 09/21/2017 IT-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $4,536,971 Open R - 2-- Revise policy to clarify the use of contract clauses when exercising option years, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure appropriate clauses are used when extending contracts. Agree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to leverage automation when processing After 5 payments, or revise the policy regarding the use of Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System to include processing and separately reporting non-grievance payments. Disagree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $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
2018 First-Class Mail Service Performance Measurement - Northeast Area 05/22/2018 NO-AR-18-006 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- Evaluate and determine the relevance of current First-Class Mail service performance goals considering the service pairs that do not meet goals. Disagree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2-- Determine the operational cost and savings Flats Sequencing System (FSS) currently provides to the Postal Service to fully understand the financial and operational impact of FSS on the Postal Service and customers. Agree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Require Processing and Distribution Center managers to ensure that Mail Transport Equipment Labeler (MTEL) plastic sleeves are always used for mail containers with MTEL placards. Disagree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 3-- Reiterate through formal communication the requirements for renewal clauses, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure renewals are used appropriately. Agree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Limit user access in GATS to levels appropriate for user oversight responsibilities via automated controls, or compensating manual controls. Disagree

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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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