We’ve all heard the mantra “recycle, reuse, and reduce,” but did you know that people focus not only on what products they should buy, but also on how their purchases are packaged, shipped, and delivered?
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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 Value||Status||Recommendation||Management Response|
|2020||Contract Closeout Process||04/22/2020||19-026-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Reinforce the use of the Contract Authoring Management System alerts through formal communications and refresher training to support the closeout process.||Agree|
|2019||U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management||09/03/2019||OV-AR-19-003||$0||Open||R - 3-- Provide refresher case management training to all team leaders and inspectors regarding investigative documentation requirements and proper case closure procedures, according to policies.||Agree|
|2020||Small Package Sorting System Performance||07/29/2020||20-052-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Provide a standard work instruction to facilities to use available mail induction stations based on mail volume and employee availability.||Agree|
|2020||Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance||06/05/2020||20-144-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Issue supplemental guidance to evaluate recurring late, canceled, and extra trips, and trips with consistently low trailer utilization; and update, remove, or consolidate trips; and adjust the transportation schedules accordingly.||Agree|
|2020||In Office Cost System Sampling Processes||05/22/2020||19-032-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Investigate cause(s) for increases in rescheduled readings that were cancelled and implement solutions to reduce cancelled readings, as appropriate.||Agree|
|2020||Management of Postal Zones||03/25/2020||19RG009MS000-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- In coordination with the Vice President, Pricing & Costing, evaluate alternative methodologies for determining the zone, which could include calculating distance between the originating 5-digit ZIP Code to the designating 5-digit ZIP Code, to more accurately reflect the distance the mailpieces travel.||Agree|
|2020||Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting||03/05/2020||19-024-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Implement controls to ensure only properly authorized personnel can make manual edits in Surface Visibility Web 2.0||Agree|
|2020||Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities||03/18/2020||19SMG011HR000-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Implement an oversight process to ensure district offices regularly monitor and maintain authorized first-line supervisor positions.||Agree|
|2020||U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources||03/18/2020||19SMG010HR000-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Implement an oversight mechanism to ensure all permanent first-line supervisors take mandatory supervisory training within a designated period after being appointed.||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|