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 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Coordinate with the Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, to develop a process to scan the Postal Service network for vulnerabilities without negatively affecting network and application performance. Agree
2020 Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products 08/03/2020 20-088-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Domestic Mail Manual to set appropriate mail preparation standards that align with automation for strapping, containerization, wrapping, and paper quality, to reduce costs associated with bundle breakage and manual processing of machinable mail. Agree
2020 Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products 08/03/2020 20-088-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- As a part of the national expansion of the Surface Visibility reporting system, develop processes to ensure all mail irregularities are recorded in the facilities, scanners are placed at key locations where mail irregularities are identified, and mail irregularity reports are distributed to the Postal Service personnel and mailers, as appropriate. Agree
2020 Custodial Workhours 10/24/2019 19SMG006HR000-R20 $81,319,892 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a strategy to address hiring and staffing challenges for custodial positions at facilities subject to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, re: Maintenance Series-47 Transmittal Letter-5 Implementation and Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employee Conversions, signed July 9, 2014. Disagree
2020 Cybersecurity Incident Detection and Response Capability 07/29/2020 19-012-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Track one-to-one alignment of actual investments with Cybersecurity Decision Analysis Report III Enhancement and Maturity requests for each project. Disagree
2020 Cybersecurity Incident Detection and Response Capability 07/29/2020 19-012-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Determine which incident detection and response metrics are meaningful to the organization and establish a process to measure the effectiveness of the incident detection and response capability. Disagree
2020 Cybersecurity Incident Detection and Response Capability 07/29/2020 19-012-R20 $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
2020 Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy 08/12/2020 19-002-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Perform a schedule risk assessment of the NGDV production timeline to evaluate the risk of further delays and determine whether modification to the mixed vehicle acquisition strategy is warranted. Agree
2020 District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses 09/03/2020 20-249-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- In coordination with Stamp Fulfillment Services, require notification be sent to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General for any lost stamp shipments for commercial customers. Agree
2020 Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates 09/16/2020 20-203-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reevaluate the effectiveness of the new tuck under lift gates and the process of loading/unloading mail transport equipment to determine if changes are needed to increase efficiency. 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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