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.

Fiscal Yearsort descending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 5 -- Ensure through training and monitoring that Processing and Distribution Center managers provide adequate oversight of scanning operations to ensure Mail Transport Equipment Labeler placards are attached and all mail is scanned as required. Disagree
2018 Use of Intelligent Mail Barcodes for First-Class Mail Letters' Processing Costs 09/25/2018 CP-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- Should use Intelligent Mail barcode and Informed Visibility technologies to evaluate the impact of unexpected or nonstandard mail flows on First-Class Mail letter cost model estimates and, based on the evaluation, consider filing a petition with the Postal Regulatory Commission to use Intelligent Mail barcode and Informed Visibility data to update the model. Agree
2018 Controls Over Time and Materials Contracts and Labor Hour Contracts 03/26/2018 SM-AR-18-002 $98,482,250 Open R - 1 -- Revise policy to better define ceiling price and the requirement to document the ceiling price in the Schedule; reiterate the requirement to contracting officers when executing Time and Materials and Labor Hour contracts. Agree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- The Controller, Vice President, assess the feasibility of using systems controls in the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to ensure supervisors disallow time, delete clock rings, and extend lunch times in accordance with Postal Service policy. If management deems enhancing TACS controls unfeasible, we recommend designing mitigating controls to prevent supervisors from improperly adjusting timecards. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Work with Congress to develop legislative changes that would result in the Postal Inspection Service being authorized to open and inspect domestic packages suspected of containing illicit drugs. Disagree
2018 Western Area Physical Security and Environmental Controls 03/19/2018 IT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Direct the senior plant manager to implement compensating controls for doors without a functioning card reader Agree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Track and address the causes of flats leakage and, where possible, implement operational changes to ensure flats leakage mail is processed on the Flats Sequencing System. Disagree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $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
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Revisepolicy to establish restrictions on the number of option years included after contract award. Disagree
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $97,409 Open R - 1 -- issue a directive instructing districts to ensure tort claim payments and related supporting documentation are reviewed periodically. Agree


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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