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
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Direct local processing management to retain only the quantity of MTE that their facilities and customers need for one week of mail processing operations in accordance with Handbook PO-502, Mail Transport Equipment, Policy 2-8, Excess MTE (Hoarding) when local employee availability and transportation allow, Disagree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $395,585,002 Open R - 3-- Properly account for workhours and workload in manual operations in accordance with Postal Service policy. At a minimum, require facility management to: Communicate to employees the importance of changing operations on the time clock and of scanning all packages; Place time clocks in areas that are easily accessible and monitor changes daily; Monitor manual package processing operations routinely; Update manual letter and flat volume estimates yearly. Disagree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Direct facility management to assign a “gatekeeper” within each manual operation to reduce the volume of mail being processed in manual operations that could be run on mail processing machines. Disagree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $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. Disagree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Provide proper oversight to ensure the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services supplier is separating the mail properly to the assigned carrier, as outlined in the contract, and document and communicate commercial mailer irregularities. Disagree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce the importance of correctly routing mail and using the assigned transportation according to Postal Service policy, and develop a formal communication plan to inform facilities when mail is misrouted. Disagree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop and implement a formal process to hold the Terminal Handling Services supplier accountable for notifying Postal Service management when mail is misrouted and documenting the resolution in accordance with the terms of the contract. Disagree
2021 Manually Adjusted Indemnity Claim Payments 08/30/2021 20-129-R21 $2,041,061 Open R - 1-- Update and communicate manually adjudicated international indemnity claim processing policy to ensure it aligns with the Product Tracking and Reporting System and the International Inquiry Claims System. Agree
2021 Manually Adjusted Indemnity Claim Payments 08/30/2021 20-129-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Modify the International Inquiry Claims System as appropriate based on updated policy to capture and maintain declared value information for processing international indemnity claims. Agree
2021 Manually Adjusted Indemnity Claim Payments 08/30/2021 20-129-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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