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 descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 Delivery and Customer Service Issues - Greenpoint and Williamsburg Stations, Brooklyn, NY 12/31/2019 19-003-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Instruct the Postmaster, Brooklyn, and station management to follow field accounting procedures for the security of accountable items. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Work with Congress to develop legislative changes that would result in the Postal Inspection Service being authorized to open and inspect domestic packages suspected of containing illicit drugs. Disagree
2019 Postal Service Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate the data accuracy in the Transportation Management System and Shipment File Web applications and test the functionality of both systems to ensure it meets the Postal Service’s program requirements and the accuracy of the dynamic manifest. Agree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Reiterate through formal communication the proper inclusion of required contract clauses in the contract language, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure mandatory clauses are included in contracts. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Optimization 09/09/2019 NO-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 3-- Revise and update AMP feasibility studies to determine whether cost savings could be realized, and consolidations should continue. Agree
2020 Manual Parcel Processing Operations at the Harrisburg, PA, Processing and Distribution Center 12/02/2019 20-064-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Instruct Harrisburg Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) management to ensure the P&DC’s operating plan is updated to reflect current mail processing operations. Agree
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 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop controls to ensure periodic reviews of investigative documentation are conducted. Agree
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish a formal oversight process for contracting officers to validate contract drivers have security clearances when renewing contracts. 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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