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 Improving Operational Efficiency Using Informed Visibility 09/17/2021 RISC-WP-21-009 $0 Open R1 - Develop a formal avenue to periodically solicit feedback from Informed Visibility users to ascertain system functionality and gauge opportunities for enhancements. Agree
2021 1-800-ASK-USPS:The Postal Service's Interactive Voice Response System 09/21/2021 RISC-WP-21-010 $0 Open R1 – Enhance current Interactive Voice Response system performance metrics by including metrics for the rate of complete, contained calls and the rate of incomplete, abandoned calls. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the Baltimore, MD, Processing and Distribution Center 12/16/2021 21-237-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Prioritize and track the replacement of the tray management system at the Baltimore Processing and Distribution Center to ensure it is replaced according to the current schedule. Disagree
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 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 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Provide additional training to management with an emphasis on how local processing management should use Mail Condition Visualization reports to identify root causes for delayed inventory to provide a more accurate representation of mail conditions at the facility. Disagree
2022 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop supplemental guidance for local management reiterating that mail should be finalized on a last processing operation. Disagree
2022 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Coordinate with management to determine if Content Identification Number codes need to be changed or added for situations where the designed mail flow does not correctly finalize mail that is not processed on a last processing operation, so that mail is not counted as delayed inventory. 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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