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 Titlesort descending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Designate a central system for Supply Management to record, track, and manage contracting officers’ training activities. Agree
2020 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Assess the feasibility of establishing commodity specific metrics or tools to provide for a consistent workload management process, to include a cost-benefit analysis. Agree
2020 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a formal portfolio review process to ensure that contracting officers obtain the required annual 21 hours of current purchasing-related training, including validation of training content and supporting documentation of attendance/completion. Agree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3-- Assess the feasibility of using systems controls in the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to ensure supervisors disallow time, delete clock rings, and extend lunch times in accordance with Postal Service policy. If management deems enhancing TACS controls unfeasible, we recommend designing mitigating controls to prevent supervisors from improperly adjusting timecards. Agree
2020 Timeliness of Ballot Mail in the Milwaukee Processing and Distribution Service Area 07/07/2020 20-235-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop and implement an action plan with timelines to address the potential national issues (ballot deadlines, postmarks, tracking technology, Political and Election Mail coordinators outreach) identified in this report. Agree
2020 Timeliness of Ballot Mail in the Milwaukee Processing and Distribution Service Area 07/07/2020 20-235-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Ensure Political and Election Mail coordinators coordinate with election offices to ensure they are aware of proper ballot mailing processes. Agree
2020 Timeliness of Ballot Mail in the Milwaukee Processing and Distribution Service Area 07/07/2020 20-235-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure all retail and delivery units and mail processing facilities use the political mail log to record ballot mail. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Issue supplemental guidance to evaluate recurring late, canceled, and extra trips, and trips with consistently low trailer utilization; and update, remove, or consolidate trips; and adjust the transportation schedules accordingly. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Create reason codes in the Surface Visibility Web 2.0 system for why extra trips are being ordered. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $199,558,680 Open R - 9-- Fix inaccuracies in the Air Allocation Model and institute a system of quality controls for the model to include periodic reviews for accuracy; a manual for how to use the model; and a log documenting changes made to the model. 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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