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 ascending Status Recommendation Management Response
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $483,133 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to identify and follow up on improper awards to ensure that controls are working as designed and employees cannot circumvent controls. Disagree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $37,213 Open R - 2-- Enhance the Enterprise Management Resource System and the Time and Attendance Collection System, respectively, to automatically calculate days of continuation of pay per employee and limit supervisor’s ability to enter continuation of pay hours when the 45-day limit is reached. Agree
2022 Payments to Contract Cleaners 11/12/2021 21-096-R22 $23,428 Open R - 1-- Update and clarify local cleaning polices to include implementing guidelines for specific field situations; and communicate the updated policies and guidelines to postmasters at least annually, given the movement of personnel within the postmaster category. Agree
2021 Fiscal Year 2020 Board of Governors' Expenditures 09/22/2021 21-064-R21 $2,826 Open R - 2-- Implement a process to ensure the Office of the Board’s contracting officer’s representatives administer all contract-related arrangements and certify invoices in accordance with established supply management policies and contract terms. Agree
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement an automated reconciliation process between data from Department of Labor’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
2022 Workplace Environment Tracking System (WETS) User Access 05/10/2022 22-099-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure all cases of workplace harassment that occurred during the system failure are recorded in the Workplace Environment Tracking System. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Postal Service Knowledge Continuity 05/27/2022 21-255-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Assess whether a standard knowledge continuity plan would enhance institutional knowledge for non-executive employees and implement it as appropriate. Disagree
2022 Workplace Environment Tracking System (WETS) User Access 05/10/2022 22-099-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Create an after-action report of the Workplace Environment Tracking System access issue documenting how the access issue occurred, corrective actions taken to resolve the problem, impact of the issue on user access and data quality, and any controls and policies implemented to prevent the issue in future. Agree
2022 Shipping Services Contract Compliance 10/19/2021 20-315-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a mechanism for facilities personnel to report issues and concerns regarding mail packaging from the customer. 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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