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 descending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement and communicate tracking methods for payments stemming from local memorandums of understanding or other contractual agreements to allow for transparency and accountability. Agree
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Formalize and communicate monetary thresholds for informal grievances and review payments that exceed the established thresholds. Disagree
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Update and reconcile issue codes in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System (GATS) and the GATS Entries Handbook to include clear definitions and instructions for use; and establish guidance to address frequency of the updates. Disagree
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop an action plan, with milestones, to manage and reduce informal grievance costs and payments. Agree
2020 Informal Grievance Oversight 07/14/2020 19SMG007HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Reiterate compliance with the Postal Service’s training policy that requires all supervisors to attend the mandatory Labor Relations Grievance Handling course and review existing training curriculum to ensure it adequately covers Postal Service grievance handling procedures. 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
2020 Expense Purchase Card Activity 03/23/2020 19SMG009SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Enhance the purchase card policy to require cardholders electronically retain purchase card documentation when possible. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Require supervisory training for all acting first-line supervisors who act over 30 consecutive days. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Update the current first-line supervisor job responsibilities and qualifications and develop a review process to include frequencies for conducting periodic reviews and updates. 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

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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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