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 Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates 09/16/2020 20-203-R20 $5,783 Open R - 2-- Perform a safety assessment to evaluate the new lift gates and develop a national training program and create a standard operating procedure on the operation and safety of the new lift gates. Agree
2020 Expense Purchase Card Activity 03/23/2020 19SMG009SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Explore the benefits of providing electronic documentation to credit card approving officials and update purchase card policy to require credit card approving officials review all purchases over established minimum thresholds and when merchant category codes are questionable. Agree
2020 Expense Purchase Card Activity 03/23/2020 19SMG009SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Enhance the purchase card policy to require cardholders electronically retain purchase card documentation when possible. Agree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2020 Facility Condition Reviews - Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge Post Offices 04/02/2020 20-159-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address all building maintenance, safety, and security issues identified at the Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge post offices. Agree
2019 Facility Condition Reviews – Mail Processing Facilities 05/06/2019 SM-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and implement an action plan to address structural recommendations at the Indianapolis Processing and Distribution Center, including a timeline for completing items. Agree
2020 Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units 08/13/2020 20-264-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Update and publish the final Handbook F-101, Field Accounting Procedures, Draft, and the Postal Operations Manual, as appropriate, to ensure consistency in conducting field office accounting and among policies and procedures associated with refunds. Agree
2020 Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units 08/13/2020 20-264-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Handbook AS 709, Purchase Card Local Buying Policies and Procedures, to ensure consistency in procedures associated with local purchases. Agree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2-- Determine the operational cost and savings Flats Sequencing System (FSS) currently provides to the Postal Service to fully understand the financial and operational impact of FSS on the Postal Service and customers. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $2,372,334 Open R - 4-- Develop guidelines and provide training to contracting personnel for updating the Global Positioning System indicator and for recording, itemizing, and monitoring program costs, including validating the payment of prior program costs. 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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