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
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Develop procedures to ensure mail container visibility during Mail Transport Equipment Labeler system trip updates. Disagree
2018 Customer Retail Experience 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Develop and provide annual customer service training for all retail associates emphasizing their role in the customer experience. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 7 -- Institute a comprehensive Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies (CMRA) program to increase adherence to existing CMRA procedures and improve existing policies. Specifically, the program should be centralized and automated to ensure postal employees are following CMRA documentation requirements and conducting oversight of CMRAs. Agree
2018 Mail Processing Facilities Staffing 03/30/2018 NO-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- establish nationwide criteria for using Function 1 Scheduler results. Disagree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 4 -- Establish a process to ensure the electronic Mail Improvement Reporting system is being used to report all flats mail problems and these problems are resolved within 30 days of reporting. Disagree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $0 Open R - 5 -- 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 $0 Open R - 4 -- Reiterate through formal communication the proper inclusion of required contract clauses in the contract language, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure mandatory clauses are included in contracts. Agree
2018 Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts 06/07/2018 SM-AR-18-004 $41,921,741 Open R - 1 -- Revise Supplying Principles and Practices Section 2-36 to include Provision 1-2: Domestic Source Certificate – Supplies (March 2006), and Clause 1-9: Preference for Domestic Supplies (March 2006), and reiterate the prescription for including Clause 4-2, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Policies, Statutes, or Executive Orders in renewed contracts. Disagree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 2 -- Limit user access in GATS to levels appropriate for user oversight responsibilities via automated controls, or compensating manual controls. Disagree
2018 Postal Service's Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes in the Southern and Pacific Areas 03/01/2018 HR-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Assess if the staffing to caseload ratio aligns with requirements established by management Disagree

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