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 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/20/2020 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 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Update the current first-line supervisor job responsibilities and qualifications and develop a review process to include frequencies for conducting periodic reviews and updates. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $210,150 Open R - 2-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to update Postal Service policy to require periodic management review of recoveries for private party damages to Postal Service vehicles. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure authorized account numbers are used for exceptional service in the Service Change Request system. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center 08/17/2020 19-040-R20 $0 Open R - 7-- Establish and implement processes to maintain an accurate physical inventory and conduct periodic reviews. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address staffing issues at facilities operating below their authorized complement or with excessive vacancies and identify opportunities for savings at locations with high overtime users by determining the optimal point that hiring new staff becomes more cost-efficient than overtime. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts 06/16/2020 19XG013NO000-R20 $96,399,375 Open R - 4-- Develop a plan ,when the impacts of COVID-19 begin to subside, with milestones and measurable goals, to increase staff availability, including applying standard operating procedures to address employees out for significant periods of time. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to evaluate the Tort Claim Coordinator reporting structure and identify changes to enhance the effectiveness of the structure, which could include transferring supervisory oversight of the district Tort Claim Coordinator function, duties, and responsibilities to the National Tort Center. Agree
2021 "As Needed" Highway Contract Routes 07/16/2021 21-022-R21 $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
2021 Capital Equipment at the Eagan Information Technology Center 08/10/2021 21-059-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. 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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