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 Date Report Number Financial Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
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
2020 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a formal portfolio review process to ensure that contracting officers obtain the required annual 21 hours of current purchasing-related training, including validation of training content and supporting documentation of attendance/completion. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Eliminate access to the obsolete payroll hours data file or establish and implement automated processes to update the data file parameters and validate the file for accuracy and completeness. Agree
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-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 Automatic Indemnity Claim Payments 03/02/2020 19-008-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
2018 Package Delivery Scanning – Nationwide 10/27/2017 DR-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop a Mobile Delivery Device warning message/alert to deter carriers from applying street delivery scan events at delivery units. Agree
2020 Late and Extra Trips at the Philadelphia, PA, Processing and Distribution Center 05/13/2020 20-164-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure adherance to mail clearance times in the Run Plan Generator Report. Agree
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
2020 Mercury Mailability Communication and Implementation 07/17/2020 20-103-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- To develop a reference tool or mechanism summarizing the mercury mailability standards that retail window employees can quickly and efficiently access when approached by a customer attempting to mail mercury. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center 08/17/2020 19-040-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop and formalize guidance on the disposal of gift cards at the Mail Recovery Center. 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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