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 Valuesort ascending Status Recommendation Management Response
2021 Seamless Acceptance Mail Quality Processes 09/29/2021 21-098-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Ensure existing pallet selection policies are consistent and adhered to and clerks are aware of the various sampling options they can select. Agree
2021 Service Performance of Election and Political Mail During the November 2020 General Election 03/05/2021 20-318-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Continue to educate state and local election officials on mailing deadlines for request and receipt of ballots that accounts for the Postal Service’s time to process, transport, and deliver mail. Agree
2021 1-800-ASK-USPS:The Postal Service's Interactive Voice Response System 09/21/2021 RISC-WP-21-010 $0 Open R1 – Enhance current Interactive Voice Response system performance metrics by including metrics for the rate of complete, contained calls and the rate of incomplete, abandoned calls. Agree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce the importance of correctly routing mail and using the assigned transportation according to Postal Service policy, and develop a formal communication plan to inform facilities when mail is misrouted. Disagree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to provide district Tort Claim Coordinators training on accident recovery settlements and related processes. Agree
2022 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Ashford West and Westbury Stations, Houston, TX 12/06/2021 21-233-R22 $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
2021 Integrity of the U.S. Postal Service's Social Media Presence 05/12/2021 20-278-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Establish an automated process to monitor social media to identify and address unapproved pages and accounts created to represent the Postal Service. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Case Management of Arrests 10/27/2021 21-099-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Update Case Management Reporting Guidelines to provide criteria for determining the lead agency for a case and how to document that decision. Agree
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Review the methodology for calculating planned volumes to ensure they are accurate. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Update current first-line supervisor job responsibilities and qualifications and develop a review process to include frequencies for conducting periodic reviews and updates. 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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