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 Statussort descending Recommendation Management Response
2020 Mercury Mailability Communication and Implementation 07/17/2020 20-103-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- To develop a communication strategy to remind field staff of the mercury mailability policy changes. Agree
2020 Mercury Mailability Communication and Implementation 07/17/2020 20-103-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- To develop a reference tool or mechanism summarizing the mercury mailability standards that retail window employees can quickly and efficiently access when approached by a customer attempting to mail mercury. Agree
2020 District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses 09/03/2020 20-249-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 District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses 09/03/2020 20-249-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- In coordination with Stamp Fulfillment Services, require notification be sent to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General for any lost stamp shipments for commercial customers. Agree
2020 District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses 09/03/2020 20-249-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate whether the claim for loss notification to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General can be automated and implement, as appropriate. Agree
2020 Arrow Lock Key Management 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Create and maintain a nationwide arrow key inventory and ensure units reconcile their local inventory semiannually to ensure key accountability. Agree
2020 Arrow Lock Key Management 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. Agree
2020 Arrow Lock Key Management 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and issue guidance regarding a maximum key quantity for ordering replacement keys and the number of unassigned keys a site should maintain in inventory. Disagree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Leverage established partnerships with state and local election officials to work toward creating a separate, simplified mail product exclusively for Election Mail that would support uniform mail processing, including mandatory mailpiece tracking and proper mailpiece design. Until this new product is developed, continue to prioritize the processing of election mail consistent with past practices. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure mail processing facilities perform an accurate daily certification that they are clear of Election and Political Mail using the Operational Clean Sweep Search Checklist. Agree

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