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 Year Report Title Issue Datesort descending Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Leased Facility Maintenance 05/28/2020 19SMG012SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Reinforce to Landlord Maintenance Program staff their responsibility to monitor and ensure the contractor enforces urgent/routine repairs after 30 days. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $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
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Equip terminal handling services sites with Surface Visibility mobile scanners, develop a daily condition report template for Postal Service terminal handling services liaisons, and standardize the Postal Service’s corrective action procedures in response to liaisons’ reporting. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Create reason codes in the Surface Visibility Web 2.0 system for why extra trips are being ordered. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- In coordination with the Vice President, Processing and Maintenance Operations, align volume arrival profiles with terminal handling services operations to allow time to build the planned amount of bypass containers. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 7-- Develop target goals for the surface transportation key performance indicators to reduce mitigation expenditures. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Issue supplemental guidance to evaluate recurring late, canceled, and extra trips, and trips with consistently low trailer utilization; and update, remove, or consolidate trips; and adjust the transportation schedules accordingly. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $199,558,680 Open R - 9-- Fix inaccuracies in the Air Allocation Model and institute a system of quality controls for the model to include periodic reviews for accuracy; a manual for how to use the model; and a log documenting changes made to the model. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 10-- Increase use of the lowest cost carrier by updating density assumptions, requesting additional lift from commercial airlines in target markets, and coordinating with the Transportation Security Administration to expand screening. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Increase management oversight for highway contract route operations for evening and early morning tours. 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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