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 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
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Leverage established partnerships with state and local election officials to work toward creating a separate, simplified mail product exclusively for Election Mail that would support uniform mail processing, including mandatory mailpiece tracking and proper mailpiece design. Until this new product is developed, continue to prioritize the processing of election mail consistent with past practices. Agree
2020 District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses 09/03/2020 20-249-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- In coordination with Stamp Fulfillment Services, require notification be sent to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General for any lost stamp shipments for commercial customers. Agree
2020 Stamp and Cash Inventories - Chicago, IL, Offices 07/29/2020 20-256-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reiterate policy and procedures over the handling and security of stamp and cash inventories to all respective unit personnel and destroy spoiled money orders, per procedures. Agree
2020 Stamp and Cash Inventories - Chicago, IL, Offices 07/29/2020 20-256-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide Retail Systems Software administrative training to all respective unit supervisors. Agree
2020 Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units 08/13/2020 20-264-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Update and publish the final Handbook F-101, Field Accounting Procedures, Draft, and the Postal Operations Manual, as appropriate, to ensure consistency in conducting field office accounting and among policies and procedures associated with refunds. Agree
2020 Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units 08/13/2020 20-264-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Handbook AS 709, Purchase Card Local Buying Policies and Procedures, to ensure consistency in procedures associated with local purchases. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Immediately develop and implement a Short-Term Operating Plan, including strategies, milestones, and responsibilities, to process the mail inventory backlog and ensure the timely processing and handling of international outbound and inbound election mail. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Immediately develop and implement a Staffing Contingency Plan with strategies and responsibilities for ensuring the sufficient availability of staff for the upcoming election cycle, including options in case supplemental staff levels would be limited after the expiration of the current agreements in September 2020. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop and implement rapid testing timeframes and procedures for tracking and reporting on eligible inbound election ballots at each of the International Service Centers and other facilities that could accept international election mail. 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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