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 Datesort descending Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2021 Delayed Mail at the Santa Ana, CA, Processing and Distribution Center 05/24/2021 21-119-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop a plan to assist plant management with understanding how delayed inventory is calculated and how to analyze the Mail Condition Visualization data to identify causes for delayed inventory. Disagree
2021 COVID-19 Leave Administration 06/16/2021 21-032-R21 $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
2021 COVID-19 Leave Administration 06/16/2021 21-032-R21 $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
2021 Contract Delivery Service Cost Attribution 06/21/2021 20-313-R21 $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
2021 Contract Delivery Service Cost Attribution 06/21/2021 20-313-R21 $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
2021 City Carrier Cost System 07/14/2021 21-036-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Reiterate to data collection technicians the importance of communicating with the city carrier to confirm the deviation status of each sampled parcel and whether the city carrier plans to deliver all parcels and accountable mail on the test date. In addition, we recommend they evaluate whether delivery scan data can be used to determine if any sampled parcels should be excluded from the test data due to missing delivery attempts on the test date. Agree
2021 City Carrier Cost System 07/14/2021 21-036-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop online training and/or instructional materials that provide comprehensive guidance to postmasters or their designees on how to properly complete PS Form 2846, City Carrier Route Mail Acceptance Data. In addition, consider developing a web-based form with guided prompts and instructions to replace manual entry of PS Form 2846 information. Agree
2021 "As Needed" Highway Contract Routes 07/16/2021 21-022-R21 $162,338,091 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement periodic reviews to ensure timely detection and correction of payment errors and verify that Postal Service Forms 5397, Contract Route Extra Trip Authorization, are complete, accurate, and included in the electronic Service Change Request system. Agree
2021 "As Needed" Highway Contract Routes 07/16/2021 21-022-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2021 Online Priority Mail Express Refunds 07/20/2021 20-268-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Incorporate a schedule to verify all acceptance and possession scans are entered into the Product Tracking and Reporting system prior to determining eligibility of refunds and enhance relevant systems to properly evaluate mailings to verify that they are eligible for refunds. 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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