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
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $10,255,694 Open R - 3-- Develop and communicate examples of what is considered a commendable justification for recognition and awards to all applicable staff responsible for recognition and awards activity and (b) reiterate and train all applicable staff on the requirement “to use appropriate review and control procedures to identify the superior work of individuals, programs, and operational areas.” Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $483,133 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to identify and follow up on improper awards to ensure that controls are working as designed and employees cannot circumvent controls. Disagree
2022 Postal Service Knowledge Continuity 05/27/2022 21-255-R22 $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. Disagree
2022 Postal Service Knowledge Continuity 05/27/2022 21-255-R22 $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. Disagree
2022 Postal Service Knowledge Continuity 05/27/2022 21-255-R22 $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
2022 Postal Service Knowledge Continuity 05/27/2022 21-255-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Update Management Instruction, EL-384-2014-1, Corporate Succession Planning, to reflect current agency systems and standards, and establish a schedule to review on a regular basis. Agree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Assess the feasibility of conducting system enhancements to capture Overtime Administration System historical utilization records and percentages by facility and ensure records are maintained to assess the overall effectiveness of the system. Disagree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop a process to ensure the Overtime Administration System contains accurate overtime data, to include timely updates of the Overtime Desired Lists and overtime requirements from local memorandums of understanding. Disagree
2022 Overtime Administration System 04/29/2022 21-251-R22 $14,096,661 Open R - 1-- Assess who should be required to use the Overtime Administration System, develop and issue guidance to required users, and provide initial training or refresher training to all required users and track completion of the training. Disagree
2022 Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities 05/04/2022 21-240-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Revise Postal Service Handbook PO-408, Area Mail Processing Guidelines, to include a timeframe for implementing a consolidation after a feasibility study has been approved and to reflect the organizational restructure. 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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