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 Numbersort descending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units 08/13/2020 20-264-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Update and publish the final Handbook F-101, Field Accounting Procedures, Draft, and the Postal Operations Manual, as appropriate, to ensure consistency in conducting field office accounting and among policies and procedures associated with refunds. Agree
2020 Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units 08/13/2020 20-264-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Handbook AS 709, Purchase Card Local Buying Policies and Procedures, to ensure consistency in procedures associated with local purchases. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Immediately develop and implement a Short-Term Operating Plan, including strategies, milestones, and responsibilities, to process the mail inventory backlog and ensure the timely processing and handling of international outbound and inbound election mail. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Immediately develop and implement a Staffing Contingency Plan with strategies and responsibilities for ensuring the sufficient availability of staff for the upcoming election cycle, including options in case supplemental staff levels would be limited after the expiration of the current agreements in September 2020. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop and implement rapid testing timeframes and procedures for tracking and reporting on eligible inbound election ballots at each of the International Service Centers and other facilities that could accept international election mail. Agree
2021 Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash - High Shoals, NC, Post Office 10/07/2020 20-280-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Reiterate the policies and procedures to the Administrative Post Office postmaster to monitor the authorized stamp stock limit, cash, and other accountable items at the High Shoals Post Office Agree
2021 Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash - High Shoals, NC, Post Office 10/07/2020 20-280-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide training to the Administrative Post Office postmaster and staff at the High Shoals Post Office on conducting and recording accountability examinations. Agree
2021 Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash - High Shoals, NC, Post Office 10/07/2020 20-280-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Reiterate to the Administrative Post Office postmaster and staff at the High Shoals Post Office policy and procedures over the daily close out process, stamp stock shipment documentation, protection of Single Drawer Accountability keys, safe combinations, and individual passwords. Agree
2021 Management Alert - Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station 10/02/2020 20-293-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure fire inspections are performed annually. Agree
2021 Management Alert - Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station 10/02/2020 20-293-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Ensure housekeeping, safety & health, fire, and program evaluation guide inspections are performed and documented as required. 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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