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
2022 Trips Operating More Than Four Hours Late 11/08/2021 21-116-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Consider updating contracts to allow for the assessment of liquidated damages to Highway Contract Route suppliers for critically late trips. Agree
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Review and revise the communication structure to send updated ventilation and filtration related guidance, recommendations, and responsibilities directly to postmasters. Agree
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement an oversight process to manage and monitor the maintenance of ventilation and filtration equipment. Agree
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Update and maintain a current inventory of ventilation and filtration equipment. Agree
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Reemphasize the need for local processing, transportation, and delivery management components discussions on projected volumes and previous day’s issues. Site observations support implementing to help proactively manage mail flow operations. Disagree
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Investigate and understand root causes for failed mailpieces in “Unable to Assign” category, and work to decrease and maintain the total number of mailpieces in this category to under 10 percent of total failures. Disagree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a detailed action plan, including measurable targets, to resume conducting annual street observations to determine whether a minor route adjustment or a mail count and route inspection review is needed. Disagree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $541,175,238 Open R - 2-- Evaluate using alternative methodologies, rather than the five or six consecutive days of a routes’ mail volume, to maintain the 8-hour workday and how to account for letter and flat mail base volume. Disagree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop an oversight process to monitor and confirm delivery unit management resolve errors in the Time and Attendance Collection System timely to ensure route workhours are accurate. Disagree
2022 City Delivery Operations - Nationwide Route Management 02/17/2022 21-127-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Evaluate the feasibility of replacing manual route evaluation activities with existing delivery systems, data, tools, and technology. 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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