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 ascending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
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 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 Trips Operating More Than Four Hours Late 11/08/2021 21-116-R22 $16,530,844 Open R - 5-- Verify that Highway Contract Route trips that are routinely critically late are aligned with Postal Service operations and adjust the schedules as needed. Disagree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Case Management of Arrests 10/27/2021 21-099-R22 $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 Seamless Acceptance Mail Quality Processes 09/29/2021 21-098-R21 $0 Open R - 6-- Identify and communicate common issues and error types that result in a high rate of overturned assessments to improve the assessment process and ensure errors are accurately assessed the first time. Agree
2022 Payments to Contract Cleaners 11/12/2021 21-096-R22 $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
2022 Payments to Contract Cleaners 11/12/2021 21-096-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Update and communicate policies and procedures for processing and paying contract cleaner invoices, to include validating the performance of contractor custodial services under Category Management Center issued orders, and procedures for postmasters or officers-in-charge to report missed service days. Agree
2022 Fiscal Year 2021 Officers' Travel and Representation Expenses 02/18/2022 21-094-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Enhance controls to ensure management captures taxable reimbursements for employees on temporary assignment, including contract employees, and reports them to the Internal Revenue Service. Agree
2021 Processing Selected Resignation and Reassignment Personnel Actions 08/18/2021 21-070-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 Processing Selected Resignation and Reassignment Personnel Actions 08/18/2021 21-070-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

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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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