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 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $667,098,942 Open R - 2-- Modify current policies and procedures, to include performance measures or other oversight controls, to hold appropriate management accountable for not reducing overtime. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Eliminate access to the obsolete payroll hours data file or establish and implement automated processes to update the data file parameters and validate the file for accuracy and completeness. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop an action plan, with milestones, to monitor and reduce unauthorized overtime. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement a process to collect and monitor data that identifies the reasons for overtime use to better manage and control overtime costs. Agree
2019 Assessment of U.S. Postal Service’s Service Performance and Costs 09/17/2019 NO-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 1-- Conduct a cost-benefit analysis, including a sensitivity analysis, of current service performance targets. This analysis should include an evaluation of additional costs incurred for extra operational services performed to meet service performance targets, and opportunities that exist to limit extra services when they are not financially feasible. Agree
2021 Automated Delivery Unit Sorter Cost Savings 10/01/2020 20-095-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure the Decision Analysis Report (DAR) savings estimates for future Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) machine purchases include workhours for all anticipated operations, including bundles and outgoing package processing, and for those machines that use a high number of bins and sacks. Disagree
2021 Automated Delivery Unit Sorter Cost Savings 10/01/2020 20-095-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure staffing on ADUS machines remain within the parameters outlined in the DAR or as determined by management. Disagree
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $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
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $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
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $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

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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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