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 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 Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Formalize a regular review process of workload models and criteria, for each operational manager and supervisor position. Agree
2020 Late and Extra Trips at the Philadelphia, PA, Processing and Distribution Center 05/13/2020 20-164-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure adherance to mail clearance times in the Run Plan Generator Report. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $199,558,680 Open R - 9-- Fix inaccuracies in the Air Allocation Model and institute a system of quality controls for the model to include periodic reviews for accuracy; a manual for how to use the model; and a log documenting changes made to the model. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $28,772,621 Open R - 1-- Ensure extra trips are reconciled against Surface Visibility data when submitting payments in the Service Change Request system. Agree
2020 Automatic Indemnity Claim Payments 03/02/2020 19-008-R20 $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
2020 Expense Purchase Card Activity 03/23/2020 19SMG009SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Explore the benefits of providing electronic documentation to credit card approving officials and update purchase card policy to require credit card approving officials review all purchases over established minimum thresholds and when merchant category codes are questionable. Agree
2020 Late and Extra Trips at the Philadelphia, PA, Processing and Distribution Center 05/13/2020 20-164-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure that operations have appropriate supervision to ensure Express Mail is processed timely. Agree
2020 Contract Closeout Process 04/22/2020 19-026-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reinforce contract closeout policy to the Category Management Centers, contracting officers, and system administrators through formal communications and refresher training on the closeout process. Agree
2020 Leased Facility Maintenance 05/28/2020 19SMG012SM000-R20 $2,251,220 Open R - 5-- Establish and implement a plan with timeframes for the Landlord Maintenance Program to timely initiate the fee recovery process and collect expensed funds. 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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