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 Numbersort ascending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and train employees on how to properly complete consolidate scans. Agree
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Review operation numbers and Content Identification Number codes to determine if the right sort plans are being used to ensure delayed inventory data is accurate. Agree
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Review the methodology for calculating planned volumes to ensure they are accurate. Agree
2021 Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses, Birmingham, AL – Woodlawn Station Post Office 07/30/2021 21-148-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Provide oversight and train unit management on policies and procedures associated with recurring vehicle expenses. Agree
2021 Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses, Birmingham, AL – Woodlawn Station Post Office 07/30/2021 21-148-R21 $47,553 Open R - 2-- Train unit management on daily closeout procedures, including processing local fuel purchase reimbursements, supporting documentation, and use of Postal Service forms. Agree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $395,585,002 Open R - 3-- Properly account for workhours and workload in manual operations in accordance with Postal Service policy. At a minimum, require facility management to: Communicate to employees the importance of changing operations on the time clock and of scanning all packages; Place time clocks in areas that are easily accessible and monitor changes daily; Monitor manual package processing operations routinely; Update manual letter and flat volume estimates yearly. Disagree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Direct facility management to assign a “gatekeeper” within each manual operation to reduce the volume of mail being processed in manual operations that could be run on mail processing machines. Agree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-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 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-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
2022 Springfield, MO, Processing and Distribution Center Grievances 10/22/2021 21-124-R22 $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

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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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