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
2017 Assessing Postal Service Employee Engagement Activities 09/21/2017 HR-AR-17-013 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Require managers and supervisors to create action plans to address Postal Pulse Survey results and implement a process to monitor and assess progress on the activities identified in action plans. Disagree
2019 Operational Window Change Savings 10/15/2018 NO-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Develop and implement, at a minimum, annual tracking methodologies for any significant projected operational costs or savings and use a sensitivity analysis to account for such impacts as changes in mail volume and labor and transportation costs. Disagree
2020 Management of Postal Zones 03/25/2020 19RG009MS000-R20 $91,502,925 Open R - 1-- Immediately correct the coordinates for Sectional Center Facilities used in zone price calculations and update the Zone Matrix and labeling list with applicable changes. Agree
2019 Internal Controls Over No Sale Transactions 07/17/2019 FT-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with the Vice President, Delivery and Retail Operations, to develop a nationwide policy to monitor No Sale transactions, considering the existing available reports and best practices used by area and district personnel. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $253,613 Open R - 5-- Align Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy with the Inspection Service Manual that requires daily activity documentation to support workhours. Agree
2019 Salary and Wage Rate Retention 09/20/2019 FT-AR-19-009 $33,974,772 Open R - 1-- Develop policies and procedures, including assignment of responsibilities, for documenting and retaining salary and wage rate retention information and monitoring continued eligibility. Agree
2020 Partnership Agreement Compliance 12/27/2019 19BG004FT000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Include in future Marketing and Service Offering Agreements, measures that enforce compliance with agreement provisions. 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
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Explore opportunities to increase the use of commercial air carriers to transport packages presently restricted by federal regulations. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide formal training including periodic refresher training to responsible personnel to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities for managing contractor badges. Agree

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