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 ascending Recommendation Management Response
2021 Postal Service Secure Destruction Program 07/23/2021 21-025-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2021 Postal Service Secure Destruction Program 07/23/2021 21-025-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
2021 "As Needed" Highway Contract Routes 07/16/2021 21-022-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2021 "As Needed" Highway Contract Routes 07/16/2021 21-022-R21 $162,338,091 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement periodic reviews to ensure timely detection and correction of payment errors and verify that Postal Service Forms 5397, Contract Route Extra Trip Authorization, are complete, accurate, and included in the electronic Service Change Request system. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Washington Division 04/16/2021 21-005-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Review and update Case Management Reporting Guidelines and the Inspection Service Manual with current Inspection Service Communications requirements and define what constitutes a field note and when it is required. Agree
2021 Service Performance of Election and Political Mail During the November 2020 General Election 03/05/2021 20-318-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Continue to educate state and local election officials on mailing deadlines for request and receipt of ballots that accounts for the Postal Service’s time to process, transport, and deliver mail. Agree
2021 Service Performance of Election and Political Mail During the November 2020 General Election 03/05/2021 20-318-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Work with mailers of Election Mail to identify why full-service ballots from the 2020 general election were excluded from service performance measurement and develop an action plan with timelines to address each cause to increase the number of ballots in measurement. Agree
2021 Contract Delivery Service Cost Attribution 06/21/2021 20-313-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 Contract Delivery Service Cost Attribution 06/21/2021 20-313-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. Agree
2021 Scheduled Hours and Payments for Highway Contract Routes 05/05/2021 20-295-R21 $1,813,596 Open R - 3-- Develop a plan to review the accuracy of previously approved scheduled trips to identify and correct day count errors in the SCR system, determine actual overpayments, initiate recovery, and maintain all supporting documentation in either the TCSS or Transportation Management System. 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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