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 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 - 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 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 7-- Develop target goals for the surface transportation key performance indicators to reduce mitigation expenditures. 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
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 $0 Open R - 10-- Increase use of the lowest cost carrier by updating density assumptions, requesting additional lift from commercial airlines in target markets, and coordinating with the Transportation Security Administration to expand screening. 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 - 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 - 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
2013 Supervisor Workhours and Span of Control 04/04/2013 NO-MA-13-005 $11,955,046 Open R - 2-- Fill vacant supervisor positions up to the appropriate span of control level and reduce supervisor replacement workhours accordingly. 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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