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 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
2019 Nationwide Employee Background Screening 08/22/2019 HR-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 5 -- Establish a formal policy designating the authority to make final suitability determinations for employees with unfavorable National Agency Check with Inquiries results, that includes a requirement to document the decision. Agree
2019 Delivery Scanning Issues - Gardena Post Office, Gardena, CA 09/05/2019 DRT-AR-19-017 $0 Open R - 1 -- Instruct the Gardena Postmaster to follow delivery standard operating procedures for scanning packages and to include the use of firm sheets. Agree
2019 Operational Window Change Savings 10/15/2018 NO-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- develop and implement, at a minimum, annual tracking methodologies for any significant projected operational costs or savings and use a sensitivity analysis to account for such impacts as changes in mail volume and labor and transportation costs. Disagree
2019 Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) Zero Base Reviews 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-005 $50,707,540 Open R - 1 -- Ensure the standard operating procedures provide a consistent approach to allocating time for work assignments within Postal Vehicle Service schedules in order to optimize operations. Agree
2019 Review of Postal Inspection Service Criminal and Administrative Processes – Fort Worth Division 04/19/2019 HR-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish a requirement and formal process for divisions to periodically inventory and track ammunition. Agree
2019 Deposit by Mail Controls at Selected Mail Processing Facilities 09/12/2019 NO-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Establish standard operating procedures for the Deposit by Mail service to include security cameras, secured doors, staged mail, and adequate rewrap procedures. Agree
2019 National Security Clearance Program 06/18/2019 OV-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop a process to ensure Position Designation Surveys are completed and maintained before initiating a national security clearance investigation. Agree
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $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
2019 Contract Delivery Service Costs 08/20/2019 CP-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 4 -- Monitor extra trip costs to identify and correct overpayments. Agree

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