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 Datesort descending Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products 08/03/2020 20-088-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- As a part of the national expansion of the Surface Visibility reporting system, develop processes to ensure all mail irregularities are recorded in the facilities, scanners are placed at key locations where mail irregularities are identified, and mail irregularity reports are distributed to the Postal Service personnel and mailers, as appropriate. Agree
2020 Workers' Compensation Program Cost Containment Activities 08/06/2020 19-031-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Evaluate workers’ compensation cost containment options based on private sector practices and determine a strategy forward. Agree
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $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
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 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $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
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $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
2020 Security Assessment of a U.S. Postal Service Information Technology Application 08/11/2020 19-018-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy 08/12/2020 19-002-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Perform a schedule risk assessment of the NGDV production timeline to evaluate the risk of further delays and determine whether modification to the mixed vehicle acquisition strategy is warranted. Agree
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

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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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