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
2019 Military and Diplomatic Mail Service 07/31/2019 MS-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 4-- Work with military stakeholders to update Publication 38, Postal Agreement with the Department of Defense, and with military and diplomatic stakeholders to update the operating plan related to military and diplomatic mail at the Chicago International Military Service Center. Agree
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 3-- Update the appropriate supervisory policy to provide clear guidelines for supervisors who are informed that an employee is taking prescription drugs that could impair their mental or physical abilities and develop related annual training for supervisors. Agree
2019 Nationwide Employee Background Screening 08/22/2019 HR-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 4-- Implement a review process to ensure that district Human Resources officials are validating that Certificates of Completion are in employees’ electronic Official Personnel Folders. Agree
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $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
2019 Operational Window Change Savings 10/15/2018 NO-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution 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 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 2-- Establish controls in electronic badge reader (EBR) software to require entry of an operation number for each employee badge swipe and direct area Management Operating Data System coordinators to verify that all facilities have deactivated the base operation preset button on EBRs. Agree
2020 Management of Highway Contract Route Contractor Failures at the Columbus, OH, Processing and Distribution Center 07/13/2020 20-219-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Instruct Columbus Processing and Distribution Center management to ensure that reason codes for late trips are accurately reported. Agree
2020 Management of Postal Zones 03/25/2020 19RG009MS000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- In coordination with the Vice President, Pricing & Costing, evaluate alternative methodologies for determining the zone, which could include calculating distance between the originating 5-digit ZIP Code to the designating 5-digit ZIP Code, to more accurately reflect the distance the mailpieces travel. Agree
2020 Facility Condition Review - Miami Springs, Promenade, and Doral Post Offices 05/26/2020 20-212-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address all building maintenance, safety, and security issues identified at the Miami Springs, Promenade, and Doral Post Offices. Agree
2020 National Operational Assessment - Customer Service and Delivery Operations 12/12/2019 19RG002DR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Modernize the various mail condition reporting methods into one system to capture all mail delays from mail processing facilities. 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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