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 Yearsort ascending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Nationwide Delivery Scanning Issues 02/19/2020 20-102-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Enhance ongoing strategies to improve scanning accuracy and enforce compliance. Agree
2020 Options to Reduce Unfunded Retirement Liabilities 03/06/2020 19BG010FT000-R20 $4,208,914,264 Open R - 1-- Work with the Office of Personnel Management to update the mortality improvement assumptions it uses to calculate the Postal Service’s retiree health benefits liability. Agree
2020 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Issues – Foothill Station, San Jose, CA 04/23/2020 20-188-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Conduct annual route inspections and update evaluations as needed at the Foothill Station. In addition, develop an action plan with additional strategies to reduce staffing variances. Agree
2020 National Operational Assessment - Customer Service and Delivery Operations 12/12/2019 19RG002DR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Modernize the various mail condition reporting methods into one system to capture all mail delays from mail processing facilities. Agree
2020 Mail Delivery Issues – Montbello Station, Denver, CO 12/18/2019 20-078-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop an action plan to ensure all mail is being delivered in a timely manner. Agree
2020 Review of IT Network Performance 01/17/2020 18TG005IT000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Perform a manual review of the automated inventory process on a periodic basis and update the inventory data accordingly. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Correct the fourteen instances in which acting first-line supervisors did not receive the correct higher-level pay and implement a control to ensure appropriate documentation (Postal Service Forms 1723) is completed, approved, and retained. Agree
2020 Management of Postal Zones 03/25/2020 19RG009MS000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- In coordination with the Vice President, Pricing & Costing, evaluate alternative methodologies for determining the zone, which could include calculating distance between the originating 5-digit ZIP Code to the designating 5-digit ZIP Code, to more accurately reflect the distance the mailpieces travel. Agree
2020 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Assess the feasibility of establishing commodity specific metrics or tools to provide for a consistent workload management process, to include a cost-benefit analysis. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Perform data validation for the information in the Surface Visibility system to ensure the extra and canceled trips key performance indicators are accurate and complete. 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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