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
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-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 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a consistent process to approve and update the access management system for all employees excluded from mandatory security awareness training and update information security policy to reflect the process. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Confidential Funds Program 10/28/2020 20-179-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Enforce Confidential Funds Program guidance and update the Confidential Funds Program application or reevaluate the requirement to capture arrests in the Confidential Funds Program application. Agree
2021 Vehicle Parts Pricing 09/02/2021 21-020-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 Integrity of U.S. Postal Service's Social Media Presence 05/12/2021 20-278-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Establish an automated process to monitor social media to identify and address unapproved pages and accounts created to represent the Postal Service. Agree
2021 Board of Governors' Expenditures 09/22/2021 21-064-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and provide training and formal communication to all purchasing teams on policies and procedures, including required file documentation, for sensitive requests. Agree
2021 Service Performance of Election and Political Mail During the November 2020 General Election 03/05/2021 20-318-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Work with mailers of Election Mail to identify why full-service ballots from the 2020 general election were excluded from service performance measurement and develop an action plan with timelines to address each cause to increase the number of ballots in measurement. Agree
2021 Passport Application Acceptance Operations 08/09/2021 21-056-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
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Oversight of its Use of Cryptocurrency 08/26/2021 21-067-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a comprehensive cryptocurrency training program. Agree
2021 Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses, Birmingham, AL – Woodlawn Station Post Office 07/30/2021 21-148-R21 $47,553 Open R - 2-- Train unit management on daily closeout procedures, including processing local fuel purchase reimbursements, supporting documentation, and use of Postal Service forms. 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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