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 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $210,150 Open R - 2-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to update Postal Service policy to require periodic management review of recoveries for private party damages to Postal Service vehicles. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to evaluate the Tort Claim Coordinator reporting structure and identify changes to enhance the effectiveness of the structure, which could include transferring supervisory oversight of the district Tort Claim Coordinator function, duties, and responsibilities to the National Tort Center. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce requirements to complete and submit required accident investigation forms and documentation to Tort Claim Coordinators within established timeframes. Agree
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 Confidential Funds Program 10/28/2020 20-179-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 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Confidential Funds Program 10/28/2020 20-179-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Reconcile guidance annually and update the Inspection Service Manual’s Confidential Funds Program policies with the Confidential Funds Program Manual to ensure consistency. Agree
2021 Timecard Administration 12/09/2020 20-180-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Procure and test new, automated time collection devices for the Postal Service to implement throughout its facilities. Agree
2021 Uncompensated and Undercompensated Services 04/05/2021 20-208-R21 $1,850,011,194 Open R - 1-- Explore strategies for receiving amounts owed or appropriated for government services and providing the Postal Service reimbursement for these services going forward. Agree
2021 Uncompensated and Undercompensated Services 04/05/2021 20-208-R21 $219,519,981 Open R - 2-- Evaluate opportunities to adjust provisions involving business customers to ensure only services paid for are provided. 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

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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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