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 Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2020 Postage Validation Imprinter Voids and Nonsaleable Stock - Los Angeles, CA, LAX Airport Finance Station 11/25/2019 19-045-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Direct unit management at the LAX Airport Finance Station to reiterate to appropriate unit personnel the policy for supporting voided postage validation imprinter label refunds. Agree
2018 Terminal Handling Services - Southern Area 07/27/2018 NL-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Ensure all Southern Area mail processing facilities follow their respective volume arrival profiles. Disagree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $28,772,621 Open R - 1-- Ensure extra trips are reconciled against Surface Visibility data when submitting payments in the Service Change Request system. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $14,437,650 Open R - 1-- Ensure investigative documentation requirements are consistent throughout the policies and include periodic reviews of investigative documentation. Agree
2019 Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) Zero Base Reviews 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-005 $50,707,540 Open R - 1-- Ensure the standard operating procedures provide a consistent approach to allocating time for work assignments within Postal Vehicle Service schedules in order to optimize operations. 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
2018 Mail Processing Facilities Staffing 03/30/2018 NO-AR-18-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- establish nationwide criteria for using Function 1 Scheduler results. Disagree
2019 Deposit by Mail Controls at Selected Mail Processing Facilities 09/12/2019 NO-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Establish standard operating procedures for the Deposit by Mail service to include security cameras, secured doors, staged mail, and adequate rewrap procedures. Agree
2019 Mail Processing Overtime 06/13/2019 NO-AR-19-005 $358,305,479 Open R - 1-- Evaluate and test the updated Function 1 Scheduler results on a periodic basis to ensure proper implementation of position bid assignments and accurate complement levels, and make adjustments as necessary. Agree
2019 Competitive Products Pricing Best Practices 09/11/2019 CP-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1-- Evaluate available options to modernize the pricing management system. 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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