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 Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2021 Online Priority Mail Express Refunds 07/20/2021 20-268-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Incorporate a schedule to verify all acceptance and possession scans are entered into the Product Tracking and Reporting system prior to determining eligibility of refunds and enhance relevant systems to properly evaluate mailings to verify that they are eligible for refunds. Agree
2021 Property Condition Reviews - Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street in California 09/15/2021 21-200-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Re-train management to perform and document housekeeping inspections at the Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street post offices and ensure all facilities continue to conduct the inspections at the required frequency. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce requirements to complete and submit required accident investigation forms and documentation to Tort Claim Coordinators within established timeframes. Agree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce the importance of correctly routing mail and using the assigned transportation according to Postal Service policy, and develop a formal communication plan to inform facilities when mail is misrouted. Disagree
2021 Timecard Administration 12/09/2020 20-180-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Resolve system flaws that allow supervisors to bypass completing the time disallowance record when a supervisor uses the “Change”, “Delete”, and “Add” time functions in the time and attendance system to ensure disallowed timecard adjustments are reported in timekeeping reports. Agree
2021 Misrouted Mail in the U.S. Postal Service Network 02/23/2021 20-252-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
2021 Contract Invoice Payment Process 07/29/2021 20-281-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
2021 Passport Application Acceptance Operations 08/09/2021 21-056-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
2021 Manually Adjusted 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
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-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

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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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