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
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 District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses 09/03/2020 20-249-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate whether the claim for loss notification to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General can be automated and implement, as appropriate. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Clearly define roles, responsibilities, and oversight to ensure that the Political and Election Mail Audit Checklist is completed; and define timeframes for completion during election season. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Ensure mail processing facilities use and maintain the standardized Election and Political Mail log for each operation. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement best practices identified during our audit and continue educating election officials on identified best practices to increase nationwide Election and Political Mail readiness. 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 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure mail processing facilities perform an accurate daily certification that they are clear of Election and Political Mail using the Operational Clean Sweep Search Checklist. 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
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop an action plan, with milestones, to monitor and reduce unauthorized overtime. Agree
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

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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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