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 ascending
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 5-- Establish an official closing period for the Management Operating Data System (MODS) and develop controls in MODS to prevent workhour adjustments after the closeout period without required approvals. Agree
2020 Business Application Review of the HERO System 08/24/2020 19-016-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Management Instruction AS-800-2014-4, Cloud Computing Policy, to state the Vice President, Information Technology, must approve a waiver for cloud solution purchases when the policy is not followed. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Investigate cause(s) for increases in rescheduled readings that were cancelled and implement solutions to reduce cancelled readings, as appropriate. 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
2020 U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center 08/17/2020 19-040-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Establish and implement an additional process to accurately record cash removed from undeliverable mail and periodically reconcile this amount against the total cash deposited. Agree
2020 Compensation, Benefit, and Bonus Authority in Calendar Year 2018 12/11/2019 19BG009FT000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and submit for certification by the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors an updated description of the bonus or reward program allowed under 39 U.S.C. § 3686(a). The description should specifically define all types of cash and non-cash awards, including spot awards, for which executives and officers are eligible. 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
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 1-- Establish formal procedures to track and monitor contract driver security clearances to ensure drivers have the appropriate clearance and are re-screened, as required. This should include a process to notify appropriate management officials when security clearances have not been renewed. Agree
2020 Risks Associated with Information Technology Applications 07/27/2020 20-251-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- In coordination with Vice President, Information Technology, complete the Certification and Accreditation process to evaluate the risk associated with the six applications with expired accreditations and mitigate or formally accept the risks. Agree
2020 Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting 03/05/2020 19-024-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement controls to ensure only properly authorized personnel can make manual edits in Surface Visibility Web 2.0 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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