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 Value Status Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2019 Review of Postal Service’s Response [Redacted] 09/06/2019 IT-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 6-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2012 First-Class Mail on Air Transportation — Assignment by Weight 09/28/2012 NL-AR-12-010 $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. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Optimization 09/09/2019 NO-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a plan to reduce costs and increase the number of plant managers meeting their total operating expense goal. Agree
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
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a quarterly data analysis process to monitor opioid prescription data trends in the workers compensation program. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment 12/13/2019 19XG007NL000-R20 $1,440,952 Open R - 1-- We recommend the Acting Vice President, Processing and Maintenance Operations, re-evaluate statement of work requirements, including standard performance times to notify intermodal suppliers. Agree
2019 Stamp Stock Accountability 08/20/2019 FT-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement controls to require notifications and approvals for stamp stock orders that exceed authorized dollar and number limits. Agree
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $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
2019 Zone Pricing for Mail Processed at the Palatine Sectional Center Facility 06/24/2019 MS-MT-19-002 $0 Open R - 2-- Evaluate coordinates for all SCFs and correct inaccuracies, as identified. Agree
2020 Manual Flats Processing Operations at the Birmingham, AL, Processing and Distribution Center 02/12/2020 20-161-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure supervisors monitor mail processing productivity and correct employee operation number time changes on a regular basis. 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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