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 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $253,613 Open R - 5-- Align Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy with the Inspection Service Manual that requires daily activity documentation to support workhours. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $2,017,531 Open R - 3-- Evaluate Highway Contract Route contracts to include consistent language to omit payment when trips are canceled by the Postal Service and ensure they are omitted from supplier’s payment per contract terms. Agree
2020 Leased Facility Maintenance 05/28/2020 19SMG012SM000-R20 $2,251,220 Open R - 5-- Establish and implement a plan with timeframes for the Landlord Maintenance Program to timely initiate the fee recovery process and collect expensed funds. Agree
2013 Supervisor Workhours and Span of Control 04/04/2013 NO-MA-13-005 $11,955,046 Open R - 2-- Fill vacant supervisor positions up to the appropriate span of control level and reduce supervisor replacement workhours accordingly. Agree
2020 Effectiveness of the Postal Service's Efforts to Reduce Non-Career Employee Turnover 02/12/2020 19POG001SAT000-R20 $13,728,271 Open R - 2-- Develop a comprehensive non-career employee national turnover strategic plan and procedures to provide more effective management oversight. The plan and procedures should focus on achieving measurable results to reduce non-career employee turnover at the local level by developing action plans to address exit survey results and implement district best practices nationwide. Disagree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $14,437,650 Open R - 1-- Ensure investigative documentation requirements are consistent throughout the policies and include periodic reviews of investigative documentation. Agree
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
2019 Salary and Wage Rate Retention 09/20/2019 FT-AR-19-009 $33,974,772 Open R - 1-- Develop policies and procedures, including assignment of responsibilities, for documenting and retaining salary and wage rate retention information and monitoring continued eligibility. Agree
2019 Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers 06/24/2019 DR-AR-19-006 $46,316,039 Open R - 3-- Develop and implement interim controls to prevent and detect the issues noted in this report until the Voyager Fleet Commander Online application is updated. Agree
2020 Small Package Sorting System Performance 07/29/2020 20-052-R20 $58,926,340 Open R - 1-- Reiterate the operation user guide requiring supervisors to be present to initiate the timely start of Small Package Sorting System machine processing. 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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