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 ascending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations - Hawthorne Post Office, Hawthorne, CA 03/23/2020 20-149-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Instruct the Postmaster, Hawthorne Post Office, to develop an action plan to ensure standard operating procedures are followed for reporting delayed mail and enforce the use of color-code placards for marketing mail. Agree
2020 Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting 03/05/2020 19-024-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Implement controls to ensure only appropriate manual edits are made in Surface Visibility Web 2.0. Agree
2020 Partnership Agreement Compliance 12/27/2019 19BG004FT000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 First-Line Supervisor Recruitment and Retention 04/13/2020 19SMG008HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- In coordination with the Vice Presidents, Delivery and Network Operations, establish and implement an oversight mechanism to ensure district and facility officials complete and maintain hiring documentation as required. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment 12/13/2019 19XG007NL000-R20 $1,440,952 Open R - 1-- We recommend the Acting Vice President, Processing and Maintenance Operations, re-evaluate statement of work requirements, including standard performance times to notify intermodal suppliers. Agree
2020 Review of IT Network Performance 01/17/2020 18TG005IT000-R20 $1,194,166 Open R - 2-- In coordination with Vice President, Information Technology, and Vice President, Facilities, implement a solution, such as sitewide emergency generators, to prevent network connectivity issues and adjust the configuration settings of network devices at the Sacramento Processing and Distribution Center to prevent Hot Standby Router Protocol Instability. Agree
2020 Automatic Indemnity Claim Payments 03/02/2020 19-008-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement an oversight mechanism to ensure all permanent first-line supervisors take mandatory supervisory training within a designated period after being appointed. Agree
2020 First-Line Supervisor Recruitment and Retention 04/13/2020 19SMG008HR000-R20 $16,446,581 Open R - 1-- In coordination with the Vice Presidents, Delivery Operations and Network Operations, establish and implement sufficient controls to ensure hiring officials complete their hiring activities in a timely manner. Disagree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $28,772,621 Open R - 1-- Ensure extra trips are reconciled against Surface Visibility data when submitting payments in the Service Change Request system. 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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