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
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Require Processing and Distribution Center managers to ensure that Mail Transport Equipment Labeler (MTEL) plastic sleeves are always used for mail containers with MTEL placards. Disagree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 3-- Provide refresher case management training to all team leaders and inspectors regarding investigative documentation requirements and proper case closure procedures, according to policies. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 1-- Revise national policy to ensure responsible personnel develop comprehensive and uniform standard operating procedures to manage contractor badges, including procedures for issuing, tracking, and monitoring badges. Agree
2019 Oversight of the U.S. Postal Service Uniform Program 09/19/2019 SM-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 5-- Identify a centralized location, physical or electronic, to store all license agreements accessible by the Uniform Program office. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment 12/13/2019 19XG007NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- We recommend the Acting Vice President, Processing and Maintenance Operations, in coordination with the Vice President of Supply Management, track, monitor, and report suppliers’ nonperformance for transporting equipment between mail transport equipment service centers and hold suppliers accountable when they do not meet contract terms. Agree
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop a mechanism for improved communications among headquarters, area, and local personnel on Management Operating Data System (MODS) requirements and updates, to include (1) a more centralized approach for information dissemination, (2) the development of a mandatory orientation program for new MODS coordinators, and (3) annual MODS training for all area and local coordinators as well as facility employees and supervisors. Agree
2020 Review of IT Network Performance 01/17/2020 18TG005IT000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Establish a network strategy to include a process to continuously monitor the information technology network, and develop enterprise-wide performance metrics and improvement targets. Agree
2019 Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review 08/15/2019 IT-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 1-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2017 Assessing Postal Service Employee Engagement Activities 09/21/2017 HR-AR-17-013 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Require managers and supervisors to create action plans to address Postal Pulse Survey results and implement a process to monitor and assess progress on the activities identified in action plans. Disagree
2019 Deposit by Mail Controls at Selected Mail Processing Facilities 09/12/2019 NO-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Establish standard operating procedures for the Deposit by Mail service to include security cameras, secured doors, staged mail, and adequate rewrap procedures. 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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