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 ascending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reinforce contract closeout policy to the Category Management Centers, contracting officers, and system administrators through formal communications and refresher training on the closeout process. Agree
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Reinforce the use of the Contract Authoring Management System alerts through formal communications and refresher training to support the closeout process. Agree
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Include closed contracts in Supply Management’s compliance review process that would consist of ensuring completion of all required closeout steps. Agree
2016 Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Operations 09/29/2016 NO-AR-16-012 $465,165,928 Open R - 1-- Reduce 11.5 million workhours from projected fiscal year 2016 levels where possible and when planning for 2017 projected workhours by evaluating operational efficiency, adjusting staffing levels/workhours to workload, and ensuring overtime workhours do not exceed budgeted levels. Agree
2019 Competitive Products Pricing Best Practices 09/11/2019 CP-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1-- Evaluate available options to modernize the pricing management system. Agree
2020 Compensation, Benefit, and Bonus Authority in Calendar Year 2018 12/11/2019 19BG009FT000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and submit for certification by the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors an updated description of the bonus or reward program allowed under 39 U.S.C. § 3686(a). The description should specifically define all types of cash and non-cash awards, including spot awards, for which executives and officers are eligible. Agree
2018 Change of Address Identity Verification Internal Controls 08/24/2018 MS-AR-18-005 $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
2020 Business Application Review of the HERO System 08/24/2020 19-016-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Retrieve the missing HERO hard copy invoice and store it in the Contract Authoring and Management System. Agree
2020 Business Application Review of the HERO System 08/24/2020 19-016-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Update the Postal Service Handbook AS-805, Information Security, to define the interim security assessment process, document the associated risks and mitigation plans, ensure proper document retention, and complete the process prior to the purchase of a cloud solution. Agree
2020 Business Application Review of the HERO System 08/24/2020 19-016-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Update Supplying Principles and Practices to state the processes outlined in Management Instruction AS-800-2014-4, Cloud Computing Policy, must be completed before awarding cloud solution contracts. 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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