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 Datesort descending Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop an action plan, with milestones, to monitor and reduce unauthorized overtime. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address staffing issues at facilities operating below their authorized complement or with excessive vacancies and identify opportunities for savings at locations with high overtime users by determining the optimal point that hiring new staff becomes more cost-efficient than overtime. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $667,098,942 Open R - 2-- Modify current policies and procedures, to include performance measures or other oversight controls, to hold appropriate management accountable for not reducing overtime. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement a process to collect and monitor data that identifies the reasons for overtime use to better manage and control overtime costs. Agree
2020 Arrow Key Management Controls 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. Agree
2020 Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections 08/31/2020 20-225-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Leverage established partnerships with state and local election officials to work toward creating a separate, simplified mail product exclusively for Election Mail that would support uniform mail processing, including mandatory mailpiece tracking and proper mailpiece design. Until this new product is developed, continue to prioritize the processing of election mail consistent with past practices. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $210,150 Open R - 2-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to update Postal Service policy to require periodic management review of recoveries for private party damages to Postal Service vehicles. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Coordinate with the National Tort Center to evaluate the Tort Claim Coordinator reporting structure and identify changes to enhance the effectiveness of the structure, which could include transferring supervisory oversight of the district Tort Claim Coordinator function, duties, and responsibilities to the National Tort Center. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce requirements to complete and submit required accident investigation forms and documentation to Tort Claim Coordinators within established timeframes. Agree
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Reinforce the importance of recording accurate and updated information in the Tort Claims 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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