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 Value Status Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish a formal oversight process for contracting officers to validate contract drivers have security clearances when renewing contracts. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Enhance the cluster sampling methodology to reduce inefficiencies in the amount of time required to conduct readings. Agree
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop a mechanism for improved communications among headquarters, area, and local personnel on Management Operating Data System (MODS) requirements and updates, to include (1) a more centralized approach for information dissemination, (2) the development of a mandatory orientation program for new MODS coordinators, and (3) annual MODS training for all area and local coordinators as well as facility employees and supervisors. Agree
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. 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
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Relocation Benefits Program 09/30/2020 20-126-R20 $1,018,861 Open R - 4-- Evaluate and align, as appropriate, Postal Service relocation benefits policy for miscellaneous expense allowance and temporary quarters benefits with those benefits offered to other federal employees. Agree
2020 Arrow Lock Key Management 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop alerts and exception reports to monitor compliance with the Global Positioning System program. Agree
2020 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-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

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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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