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
2022 Capping Report of Mail Operations and Delayed Mail at Select Processing and Distribution Centers 12/10/2021 21-222-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop supplemental guidance for local management reiterating that mail should be finalized on a last processing operation. Disagree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/20/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Leverage established partnerships with state and local election officials to work toward creating a separate, simplified mail product exclusively for Election Mail that would support uniform mail processing, including mandatory mailpiece tracking and proper mailpiece design. Until this new product is developed, continue to prioritize the processing of election mail consistent with past practices. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Online Analytical Support Activities 03/25/2022 21-191-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Modify the Analytics Team’s Standard Operating Procedures to clarify documentation requirements for Requests for Assistance, to include requiring postal inspectors to document the postal nexus in their requests. Agree
2021 Manually Adjudicated Indemnity Claim Payments 08/30/2021 20-129-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the San Diego, CA, Processing and Distribution Center 04/08/2022 22-061-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement a plan to process the First-Class Small Parcels and Rolls to meet clearance times and eliminate delayed mail at the Margaret L. Sellers, San Diego, CA Processing and Distribution Center. Agree
2022 Shipping Services Contract Compliance 10/19/2021 20-315-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a mechanism for facilities personnel to report issues and concerns regarding mail packaging from the customer. 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
2022 Ventilation and Filtration in Postal Service Facilities 02/04/2022 21-118-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Update and maintain a current inventory of ventilation and filtration equipment. Agree
2021 Passport Application Acceptance Operations 08/09/2021 21-056-R21 $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
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Oversight of its Use of Cryptocurrency 08/26/2021 21-067-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure that the Cryptocurrency Fund Program has the information needed to provide oversight of the investigative use of cryptocurrency. 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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