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 Titlesort ascending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Custodial Workhours 10/24/2019 19SMG006HR000-R20 $81,319,892 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a strategy to address hiring and staffing challenges for custodial positions at facilities subject to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, re: Maintenance Series-47 Transmittal Letter-5 Implementation and Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employee Conversions, signed July 9, 2014. Disagree
2020 Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products 08/03/2020 20-088-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update the Domestic Mail Manual to set appropriate mail preparation standards that align with automation for strapping, containerization, wrapping, and paper quality, to reduce costs associated with bundle breakage and manual processing of machinable mail. Agree
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 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-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 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-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 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Coordinate with the Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, to develop a process to scan the Postal Service network for vulnerabilities without negatively affecting network and application performance. Agree
2020 Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment 08/17/2020 19-017-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 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reinforce contract closeout policy to the Category Management Centers, contracting officers, and system administrators through formal communications and refresher training on the closeout process. Agree
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Include closed contracts in Supply Management’s compliance review process that would consist of ensuring completion of all required closeout steps. Agree
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Reinforce the use of the Contract Authoring Management System alerts through formal communications and refresher training to support the closeout process. 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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