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
2021 Controls Over Contract Labor Hours 09/23/2021 21-109-R21 $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
2021 Contractor Security Clearances at Surface Transfer Centers 09/29/2021 21-111-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Update each Surface Transfer Center (STC) contract statement of work to require STC suppliers to (1) notify Postal Service STC managers of new hires upon employment acceptance, (2) keep STC managers apprised on the status of security clearance requests for new hires, and (3) submit security clearance investigation documentation to STC managers for review prior to submission to the Inspection Service. Agree
2021 Contractor Security Clearances at Surface Transfer Centers 09/29/2021 21-111-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Clarify language in Surface Transfer Center statements of work to specify which security clearance documents must be retained and the period of retention. Agree
2021 Embargoes and Redirections at the U.S. Postal Service Processing Facilities 08/13/2021 21-112-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop a plan to verify that mail is processed in First-In-First-Out order during high volume periods to ensure that it will meet its service standards. Disagree
2021 Embargoes and Redirections at the U.S. Postal Service Processing Facilities 08/13/2021 21-112-R21 $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
2021 Embargoes and Redirections at the U.S. Postal Service Processing Facilities 08/13/2021 21-112-R21 $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
2021 Embargoes and Redirections at the U.S. Postal Service Processing Facilities 08/13/2021 21-112-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2021 Embargoes and Redirections at the U.S. Postal Service Processing Facilities 08/13/2021 21-112-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 Delayed Mail at the Santa Ana, CA, Processing and Distribution Center 05/24/2021 21-119-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a plan to assist plant management with understanding how delayed inventory is calculated and how to analyze the Mail Condition Visualization data to identify causes for delayed inventory. Disagree
2021 Delayed Mail at the Santa Ana, CA, Processing and Distribution Center 05/24/2021 21-119-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Require plant management to follow designed mail flows and use appropriate sort plans to ensure accurate reporting of delayed mail. Disagree

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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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