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 Numbersort descending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and execute a plan to ensure accuracy of the Global Positioning Systems data and update and maintain accurate system records of vehicle quantity and type used for Highway Contract Routes. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Monitor and enforce timely activation of Global Positioning System devices purchased by Highway Contract Route suppliers. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop alerts and exception reports to monitor compliance with the Global Positioning System program. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $2,372,334 Open R - 4-- Develop guidelines and provide training to contracting personnel for updating the Global Positioning System indicator and for recording, itemizing, and monitoring program costs, including validating the payment of prior program costs. Disagree
2020 Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates 09/16/2020 20-203-R20 $5,783 Open R - 2-- Perform a safety assessment to evaluate the new lift gates and develop a national training program and create a standard operating procedure on the operation and safety of the new lift gates. Agree
2020 Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates 09/16/2020 20-203-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reevaluate the effectiveness of the new tuck under lift gates and the process of loading/unloading mail transport equipment to determine if changes are needed to increase efficiency. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement a process to collect and monitor data that identifies the reasons for overtime use to better manage and control overtime costs. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop an action plan, with milestones, to monitor and reduce unauthorized overtime. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address staffing issues at facilities operating below their authorized complement or with excessive vacancies and identify opportunities for savings at locations with high overtime users by determining the optimal point that hiring new staff becomes more cost-efficient than overtime. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Eliminate access to the obsolete payroll hours data file or establish and implement automated processes to update the data file parameters and validate the file for accuracy and completeness. 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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