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 Year Report Title Issue Datesort descending Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 5 -- require the Central Plains, Dakotas, Hawkeye, and Portland Districts to establish a second level approval of tort claim payments authorized by the Tort Claim Coordinator. Disagree
2018 First-Class Mail Service Performance Measurement - Northeast Area 05/22/2018 NO-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Evaluate and determine the relevance of current First-Class Mail service performance goals considering the service pairs that do not meet goals. Disagree
2018 Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts 06/07/2018 SM-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Revise the domestic preference certification process for proposals to make the supplier certification more explicit in affirming end products are domestic, and ensure deviation letters are developed for identified exceptions. Agree
2018 Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts 06/07/2018 SM-AR-18-004 $41,921,741 Open R - 1 -- Revise Supplying Principles and Practices Section 2-36 to include Provision 1-2: Domestic Source Certificate – Supplies (March 2006), and Clause 1-9: Preference for Domestic Supplies (March 2006), and reiterate the prescription for including Clause 4-2, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Policies, Statutes, or Executive Orders in renewed contracts. Disagree
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 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2 -- Determine the operational cost and savings Flats Sequencing System (FSS) currently provides to the Postal Service to fully understand the financial and operational impact of FSS on the Postal Service and customers. Disagree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 3 -- Monitor and ensure that supervisors are reviewing staff Flats Sequencing System labor code selections daily for correctness. Disagree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 4 -- Establish a process to ensure the electronic Mail Improvement Reporting system is being used to report all flats mail problems and these problems are resolved within 30 days of reporting. Disagree
2018 Terminal Handling Services - Southern Area 07/27/2018 NL-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Ensure all Southern Area mail processing facilities follow their respective volume arrival profiles. Disagree
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

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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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