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
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement an automated reconciliation process between data from DOL’s Employee Compensation Operations and Management Portal and the Postal Service’s Employee Health and Safety (EHS) system, to ensure all personal injury industrial accidents are properly recorded in EHS. Agree
2019 Postal Service Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop an automated payment process to ensure suppliers are paid consistently, accurately, and timely. Agree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Review the policy for publicizing noncompetitive contracts of over $1 million and modify it to provide clarity for its intent and application. Agree
2022 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Provide additional training to management with an emphasis on how local processing management should use Mail Condition Visualization reports to identify root causes for delayed inventory to provide a more accurate representation of mail conditions at the facility. Disagree
2021 Property Condition Reviews - Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street in California 09/15/2021 21-200-R21 $0 Open R - 6-- Re-train management on how to identify, report, document, and follow up on building maintenance, safety, and security issues at leased facilities, including the Excelsior, and Sutter Street post offices. Agree
2021 Delayed Mail at the Santa Ana, CA, Processing and Distribution Center 05/24/2021 21-119-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Require plant management to follow designed mail flows and use appropriate sort plans to ensure accurate reporting of delayed mail. Disagree
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 Accenture Information Technology Contracts 12/29/2020 20-076-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Supplying Principles and Practices to require an evaluation of the cost management plan as part of the noncompetitive purchase request process before approving contract ceiling price increases and to require contracting officers complete training on the policy requirements for the cost management plan. Agree
2021 Contractor Security Clearances at Surface Transfer Centers 09/29/2021 21-111-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Update each Surface Transfer Center (STC) contract statement of work to require STC suppliers to (1) notify Postal Service STC managers of new hires upon employment acceptance, (2) keep STC managers apprised on the status of security clearance requests for new hires, and (3) submit security clearance investigation documentation to STC managers for review prior to submission to the Inspection Service. Agree
2021 COVID-19 Leave Administration 06/16/2021 21-032-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

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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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