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 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 5 -- require the Central Plains, Dakotas, Hawkeye, and Portland Districts to establish a second level approval of tort claim payments authorized by the Tort Claim Coordinator. Disagree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $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. Disagree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Designate an officer to consolidate existing efforts and lead the implementation of a unified, comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the role of the postal network in facilitating illicit drug distribution. Disagree
2018 Package Delivery Scanning – Nationwide 10/27/2017 DR-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- Develop a Mobile Delivery Device warning message/alert to deter carriers from applying street delivery scan events at delivery units. Agree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Require Processing and Distribution Center managers to ensure that Mail Transport Equipment Labeler (MTEL) plastic sleeves are always used for mail containers with MTEL placards. Disagree
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
2018 Western Area Physical Security and Environmental Controls 03/19/2018 IT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 6 -- Direct the senior plant manager to implement security controls for the facility parking lots and repair surveillance security cameras. Agree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 3 -- Monitor and ensure that supervisors are reviewing staff Flats Sequencing System labor code selections daily for correctness. Disagree
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
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Reiterate through formal communication the requirements for renewal clauses, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure renewals are used appropriately. Agree

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