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 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $210,150 Open R - 2-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to update Postal Service policy to require periodic management review of recoveries for private party damages to Postal Service vehicles. Agree
2021 Scheduled Hours and Payment for Highway Contract Routes 05/05/2021 20-295-R21 $1,813,596 Open R - 3-- Develop a plan to review the accuracy of previously approved scheduled trips to identify and correct day count errors in the SCR system, determine actual overpayments, initiate recovery, and maintain all supporting documentation in either the TCSS or Transportation Management System. Disagree
2021 Manually Adjusted Indemnity Claim Payments 08/30/2021 20-129-R21 $2,041,061 Open R - 1-- Update and communicate manually adjudicated international indemnity claim processing policy to ensure it aligns with the Product Tracking and Reporting System and the International Inquiry Claims System. Agree
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $28,237,887 Open R - 3-- Identify a solution to interface or reconcile the Employee Health and Safety application’s accident identification numbers with the Solution for Enterprise Asset Management application to ensure all motor vehicle accidents are properly reported in both systems. Agree
2020 Custodial Workhours 10/24/2019 19SMG006HR000-R20 $81,319,892 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a strategy to address hiring and staffing challenges for custodial positions at facilities subject to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, re: Maintenance Series-47 Transmittal Letter-5 Implementation and Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employee Conversions, signed July 9, 2014. Agree
2021 "As Needed" Highway Contract Routes 07/16/2021 21-022-R21 $162,338,091 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement periodic reviews to ensure timely detection and correction of payment errors and verify that Postal Service Forms 5397, Contract Route Extra Trip Authorization, are complete, accurate, and included in the electronic Service Change Request system. Agree
2021 Accenture Information Technology Contracts 12/29/2020 20-076-R21 $165,889,744 Open R - 3-- Modify the contract to include the required clauses in the Accenture Enterprise Technology Services contract and ensure the future contract terms conform to the guidelines in the Supplying Principles and Practices. Agree
2021 Uncompensated and Undercompensated Services 04/05/2021 20-208-R21 $219,519,981 Open R - 2-- Evaluate opportunities to adjust provisions involving business customers to ensure only services paid for are provided. Agree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $395,585,002 Open R - 3-- Properly account for workhours and workload in manual operations in accordance with Postal Service policy. At a minimum, require facility management to: Communicate to employees the importance of changing operations on the time clock and of scanning all packages; Place time clocks in areas that are easily accessible and monitor changes daily; Monitor manual package processing operations routinely; Update manual letter and flat volume estimates yearly. Disagree
2021 Uncompensated and Undercompensated Services 04/05/2021 20-208-R21 $1,850,011,194 Open R - 1-- Explore strategies for receiving amounts owed or appropriated for government services and providing the Postal Service reimbursement for these services going forward. 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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