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 Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2019 Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment 10/12/2018 IT-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution R - 6-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2019 Assessment of U.S. Postal Service’s Service Performance and Costs 09/17/2019 NO-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 1-- Conduct a cost-benefit analysis, including a sensitivity analysis, of current service performance targets. This analysis should include an evaluation of additional costs incurred for extra operational services performed to meet service performance targets, and opportunities that exist to limit extra services when they are not financially feasible. Agree
2020 Delivery and Customer Service Issues - Greenpoint and Williamsburg Stations, Brooklyn, NY 12/31/2019 19-003-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Instruct the Postmaster, Brooklyn and Williamsburg and Greenpoint Station management, to develop an action plan to ensure all mail is being delivered in a timely manner and standard operating procedures are followed for reporting delayed mail, handling of returnable mail, and collection of mail from contract postal units. Agree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Incorporate strategic activities into the Export Controls Program, including (a) developing an overall strategic plan and a written risk assessment; (b) conducting regular cost benefit analyses to assess effectiveness and value, and (c) proactively monitoring emerging issues and analyzing export compliance data collected from electronic and physical screenings. Disagree
2019 Postal Service Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop an automated payment process to ensure suppliers are paid consistently, accurately, and timely. 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
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
2020 Facility Condition Reviews - Greenfield, Maxwell, and New Palestine Post Offices 01/30/2020 20-071-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address all building maintenance and safety issues identified at the Greenfield, Maxwell, and New Palestine Post Offices. Agree
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop a mechanism for improved communications among headquarters, area, and local personnel on Management Operating Data System (MODS) requirements and updates, to include (1) a more centralized approach for information dissemination, (2) the development of a mandatory orientation program for new MODS coordinators, and (3) annual MODS training for all area and local coordinators as well as facility employees and supervisors. Agree
2019 Military and Diplomatic Mail Service 07/31/2019 MS-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Evaluate a process for scanning individual pieces to larger containers and for using this scan data to measure the time between military and diplomatic mail being scanned as accepted and being assigned outbound transportation and prepared for departure. 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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