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 Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and continuously maintain a complete and accurate listing of privileged accounts for Postal Service systems. Agree
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
2018 Western Area Physical Security and Environmental Controls 03/19/2018 IT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3-- Direct the senior plant manager to implement compensating controls for doors without a functioning card reader 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
2019 Postal Service Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop an automated payment process to ensure suppliers are paid consistently, accurately, and timely. Agree
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Formalize and communicate monetary thresholds for informal grievances and review payments that exceed the established thresholds. Disagree
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 2-- Require passwords for all mail imaging systems accounts in accordance with Handbook AS-805. Agree
2020 Manual Flats Processing Operations at the Tucson, AZ Processing & Distribution Center 03/09/2020 20-163-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Instruct Tucson Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) management to ensure the P&DC’s operating plan is updated to reflect current mail processing operations. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement best practices identified during our audit and continue educating election officials on identified best practices to increase nationwide Election and Political Mail readiness. Agree
2019 Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers 06/24/2019 DR-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement corrective action to: (1) deactivate PINs issued to vendors, (2) deactivate multiple PINs issued to employees or define policy for exception, (3) deactivate PINs without a valid employee name; and (4) ensure authorized approval of requests for increasing PIN purchasing limits and (5) track and monitor completion of semi-annual reviews. Agree

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