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 Date Report Number Financial Valuesort ascending Status Recommendation Management Response
2019 Virtual Private Network Access 08/19/2019 IT-MA-19-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Analyze Postal Service bargaining employees with authorized Virtual Private Network access and coordinate with their supervisors to make appropriate changes. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $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
2019 Deposit by Mail Controls at Selected Mail Processing Facilities 09/12/2019 NO-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Instruct plant management to properly address security deficiencies identified by the Postal Inspection Service, in a timely manner. Agree
2019 Contract Delivery Service Costs 08/20/2019 CP-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Direct the Manager, Transportation Contracts, Contract Delivery Services, to include the 120 cubic feet minimum vehicle requirement in contracts or, as appropriate, identify reasonable exceptions to the 120 cubic feet minimum vehicle requirement and document those exceptions in applicable contracts. Disagree
2018 Customer Retail Experience 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Develop and provide annual customer service training for all retail associates emphasizing their role in the customer experience. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service New York Division 09/19/2019 OV-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Reiterate the policy related to high-value evidence to postal inspectors. Agree
2019 Review of Postal Inspection Service Criminal and Administrative Processes – Fort Worth Division 04/19/2019 HR-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Enhance the Closed Case File checklist and the Compliance Self-Assessment and Domicile Review Program to reconcile with case management documentation requirements. Agree
2018 National Recycling Program 02/22/2018 HR-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Reassess and adjust National Recycling Program goals as necessary, based on delays in the execution plan to appropriately set program expectations at district levels. Agree
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
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


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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