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 Number Financial Value Statussort descending Recommendation Management Response
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Limit user access in GATS to levels appropriate for user oversight responsibilities via automated controls, or compensating manual controls. Disagree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Work with Congress to develop legislative changes that would result in the Postal Inspection Service being authorized to open and inspect domestic packages suspected of containing illicit drugs. Disagree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Work with relevant executive agencies such as the Department of Justice and Congress to develop legislative changes that would establish separate and enhanced criminal penalties for using the U.S. mail system to distribute illicit drugs. Disagree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- Designate an officer to consolidate existing efforts and lead the implementation of a unified, comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the role of the postal network in facilitating illicit drug distribution. Disagree
2019 Operational Window Change Savings 10/15/2018 NO-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Develop and implement, at a minimum, annual tracking methodologies for any significant projected operational costs or savings and use a sensitivity analysis to account for such impacts as changes in mail volume and labor and transportation costs. Disagree
2019 Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment 10/12/2018 IT-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- review the controls identified in the Center for Internet Security benchmarks and consider them for inclusion into the published standard. Disagree
2019 Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment 10/12/2018 IT-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution R - 6-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2019 No-Fee Post Office Boxes 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2019 Mail Processing Overtime 06/13/2019 NO-AR-19-005 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- Establish appropriate performance incentives for managers to effectively manage overtime. Disagree
2019 Costing Best Practices 09/17/2019 CP-AR-19-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Develop a plan with milestones to implement a modern costing system using enhanced technologies in an effort to incorporate real-time, granular data for product cost attribution. 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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