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 Seamless Acceptance Mail Quality Processes 09/29/2021 21-098-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Consider enhancing the Seamless Acceptance System by revising the system logic to enable mail confirmation in the eDoc for more than 45 days, especially during high volume/peak periods; validating Customer Registration Identification; and including immediate access to the Informed Visibility Mail Tracking and Reporting system as a part of enrollment. Agree
2021 Property Condition Reviews – Garyville, North Kenner, and Lake Forest Post Offices in Louisiana 04/14/2021 21-093-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Replace all damaged cluster box units reported in the electronic Facilities Management System and those assigned to the North Kenner Post Office. Agree
2022 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations - Select Baltimore Units, Baltimore, MD 11/05/2021 21-194-R22 $0 Open R - 5-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Arrow Key Management Controls 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. Agree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop and implement a formal process to hold the Terminal Handling Services supplier accountable for notifying Postal Service management when mail is misrouted and documenting the resolution in accordance with the terms of the contract. Disagree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Confidential Funds Program 10/28/2020 20-179-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Enforce Confidential Funds Program guidance and update the Confidential Funds Program application or reevaluate the requirement to capture arrests in the Confidential Funds Program application. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Oversight of its Use of Cryptocurrency 08/26/2021 21-067-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a comprehensive cryptocurrency training program. Agree
2021 COVID-19 Leave Administration 06/16/2021 21-032-R21 $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
2021 Property Condition Reviews - Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street in California 09/15/2021 21-200-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Re-train management to perform and document housekeeping inspections at the Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street post offices and ensure all facilities continue to conduct the inspections at the required frequency. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to evaluate the implementation of automated controls in the Tort Claim System to: (1) require data in essential fields such as the “Employee Action” and “Employee Health and Safety Number” and (2) require alerts when cases have exceeded reasonable time thresholds without a file or demand status change. 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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