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 Yearsort descending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Revisepolicy to establish restrictions on the number of option years included after contract award. Disagree
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $97,409 Open R - 1 -- issue a directive instructing districts to ensure tort claim payments and related supporting documentation are reviewed periodically. Agree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 Open 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
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open 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 Credit for Disputed Voyager Card Transactions 04/02/2018 FT-AR-18-007 $1,152,177 Open R - 1 -- Implement a process to reconcile, at least quarterly, all disputed transactions nationwide. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $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
2018 Western Area Physical Security and Environmental Controls 03/19/2018 IT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 4 -- Direct the senior plant manager to communicate access procedures to the resource management personnel to ensure employees without a Postal Service badge do not gain access to the facility west entrance. Agree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2 -- Determine the operational cost and savings Flats Sequencing System (FSS) currently provides to the Postal Service to fully understand the financial and operational impact of FSS on the Postal Service and customers. Disagree
2018 Postal Service Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area 09/17/2018 HR-AR-18-010 $0 Open R - 4 -- Should assess the available Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety and health training available regarding safety recordkeeping practices and provide applicable refresher training to facility managers in the Great Lakes Area. Disagree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $4,536,971 Open R - 2 -- Revise policy to clarify the use of contract clauses when exercising option years, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure appropriate clauses are used when extending contracts. Agree

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