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
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 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
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $28,772,621 Open R - 1-- Ensure extra trips are reconciled against Surface Visibility data when submitting payments in the Service Change Request system. Agree
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $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
2020 Review of IT Network Performance 01/17/2020 18TG005IT000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop and maintain detailed Postal Service information technology network diagrams. Agree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reiterate to field supervisors the requirement to input continuation of pay hours into the Employee Resource Management System. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Require supervisory training for all acting first-line supervisors who act over 30 consecutive days. Agree
2015 Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail 08/13/2015 NO-MA-15-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish criteria for determining if the network has stabilized and ensure the criteria are met prior to resuming the Phase II consolidations or conducting any other optimization efforts. Agree
2020 Leased Facility Maintenance 05/28/2020 19SMG012SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Enforce requirements with the contractor to ensure landlords complete repairs within the established timeframes and require Landlord Maintenance Program personnel to perform reviews of closed repairs in the electronic Facility Management System. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $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
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Reiterate compliance with the Postal Service’s training policy that requires all supervisors to attend the mandatory Labor Relations Grievance Handling course and review existing training curriculum to ensure it adequately covers Postal Service grievance handling procedures. 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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