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 Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Work with relevant executive agencies such as the Department of Justice and Congress to develop legislative changes that would establish separate and enhanced criminal penalties for using the U.S. mail system to distribute illicit drugs. Disagree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Incorporate strategic activities into the Export Controls Program, including (a) developing an overall strategic plan and a written risk assessment; (b) conducting regular cost benefit analyses to assess effectiveness and value, and (c) proactively monitoring emerging issues and analyzing export compliance data collected from electronic and physical screenings. Disagree
2019 Contract Delivery Service Costs 08/20/2019 CP-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 2-- Direct the Manager, Transportation Contracts, Contract Delivery Services, to include the 120 cubic feet minimum vehicle requirement in contracts or, as appropriate, identify reasonable exceptions to the 120 cubic feet minimum vehicle requirement and document those exceptions in applicable contracts. Disagree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 In-Resolution R - 5-- Ensure through training and monitoring that Processing and Distribution Center managers provide adequate oversight of scanning operations to ensure Mail Transport Equipment Labeler placards are attached and all mail is scanned as required. Disagree
2019 Mail Processing Overtime 06/13/2019 NO-AR-19-005 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- Establish appropriate performance incentives for managers to effectively manage overtime. Disagree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Charlotte Division 11/15/2019 19TG013OV000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Update policy requiring ammunition to be always secured and limit access to applicable personnel. Disagree
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
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- Designate an officer to consolidate existing efforts and lead the implementation of a unified, comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the role of the postal network in facilitating illicit drug distribution. Disagree
2020 Workload/Workforce Key Performance Indicators in Customer Service, Delivery, and Vehicle Operations 10/24/2019 19RG005DR000-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. Disagree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree

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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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