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 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Reinforce the use of the Contract Authoring Management System alerts through formal communications and refresher training to support the closeout process. Agree
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reinforce contract closeout policy to the Category Management Centers, contracting officers, and system administrators through formal communications and refresher training on the closeout process. Agree
2020 Workers' Compensation Program Cost Containment Activities 08/06/2020 19-031-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Evaluate workers’ compensation cost containment options based on private sector practices and determine a strategy forward. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Analyze the expansion of the IOCS cluster sampling methodology to include other crafts, and implement a pilot as appropriate. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Document the methodology and analysis used to ensure sufficient samples are capturing mail characteristics for cost attribution. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Reiterate the verification policy and enhance the IOCS data entry system to indicate the verification of sampled employees work status in advance. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Enhance the cluster sampling methodology to reduce inefficiencies in the amount of time required to conduct readings. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Investigate cause(s) for increases in rescheduled readings that were cancelled and implement solutions to reduce cancelled readings, as appropriate. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Evaluate and enhance, as appropriate, the In-Office Cost System sampling methodology to replace or reschedule readings of (unavailable) employees. Agree
2020 Arrow Lock Key Management 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. 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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