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
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Confidential Funds Program 10/28/2020 20-179-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Reconcile guidance annually and update the Inspection Service Manual’s Confidential Funds Program policies with the Confidential Funds Program Manual to ensure consistency. Agree
2021 Processing Selected Resignation and Reassignment Personnel Actions 08/18/2021 21-070-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 City Carrier Cost System 07/14/2021 21-036-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop online training and/or instructional materials that provide comprehensive guidance to postmasters or their designees on how to properly complete PS Form 2846, City Carrier Route Mail Acceptance Data. In addition, consider developing a web-based form with guided prompts and instructions to replace manual entry of PS Form 2846 information. Agree
2021 Property Condition Reviews - Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street in California 09/15/2021 21-200-R21 $0 Open R - 6-- Re-train management on how to identify, report, document, and follow up on building maintenance, safety, and security issues at leased facilities, including the Excelsior, and Sutter Street post offices. Agree
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
2021 Accenture Information Technology Contracts 12/29/2020 20-076-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Supplying Principles and Practices to require an evaluation of the cost management plan as part of the noncompetitive purchase request process before approving contract ceiling price increases and to require contracting officers complete training on the policy requirements for the cost management plan. Agree
2021 Plant Load Agreements – New Jersey District 08/12/2021 21-049-R21 $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
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Washington Division 04/16/2021 21-005-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Review and update Case Management Reporting Guidelines and the Inspection Service Manual with current Inspection Service Communications requirements and define what constitutes a field note and when it is required. Agree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 1-- Work with Congress to develop legislative changes that would result in the Postal Inspection Service being authorized to open and inspect domestic packages suspected of containing illicit drugs. Disagree

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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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