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.

Fiscal Year Report Titlesort descending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to leverage automation when processing After 5 payments, or revise the policy regarding the use of Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System to include processing and separately reporting non-grievance payments. Disagree
2016 Address Management Licensing Agreements 12/29/2015 SM-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Periodically evaluate licensing agreement templates to determine whether provisions are consistent, up-to-date, and adequately protect the Postal Service’s best interests. Agree
2015 Area Mail Processing Consolidations 06/05/2015 NO-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Define “substantive change” with respect to changes that warrant revisions to area mail processing feasibility studies and specify timeframes for evaluating a feasibility study to determine whether substantive change(s) occurred. Agree
2015 Area Mail Processing Consolidations 06/05/2015 NO-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Include guidelines for determining a timeframe for implementing an area mail processing consolidation once a feasibility study is approved. Agree
2019 Assessment of U.S. Postal Service’s Service Performance and Costs 09/17/2019 NO-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Conduct a cost-benefit analysis, including a sensitivity analysis, of current service performance targets. This analysis should include an evaluation of additional costs incurred for extra operational services performed to meet service performance targets, and opportunities that exist to limit extra services when they are not financially feasible. Agree
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 3 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $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
2019 Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation 09/18/2019 MS-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish an oversight process to strengthen controls and accountability of the contractor badge program to ensure it is effectively managed. 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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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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