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 Responsesort descending
2022 Free Matter for the Blind 07/22/2022 22-068-R22 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2022 Retail Systems Continuity of Operations 05/05/2022 21-063-R22 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop procedures to ensure the Retail Systems Continuity of Operations Plan is reviewed, updated, and distributed annually. Agree
2021 Passport Application Acceptance Operations 08/09/2021 21-056-R21 $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
2022 Efficiency of Operations at the St. Louis, MO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/13/2022 22-112-R22 $0 Open R - 3-- Coordinate with Headquarters Logistics and Human Resources to identify and implement additional strategies to increase the number of Postal Service drivers at the St. Louis Processing and Distribution Center. Agree
2022 Issues Identified with Internet Change of Address 04/12/2022 22-058-R22 $21,828,827 Open R - 1-- Develop controls to verify that online change of address requests are authorized by the resident of the address. Agree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $395,585,002 Open R - 3-- Communicate to employees the importance of changing operations on the time clock and of scanning all packages; Place time clocks in areas that are easily accessible and monitor changes daily; Monitor manual package processing operations routinely; Update manual letter and flat volume estimates yearly. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Service's Protection Against External Cyberattacks 08/31/2021 20-277-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a consistent process to approve and update the access management system for all employees excluded from mandatory security awareness training and update information security policy to reflect the process. Agree
2022 Capping Report – Efficiency of Selected Processes at Select Retail Units, Texas 1 District 07/22/2022 22-092-R22 $33,252 Open R - 1-- Train Dallas Main Post Office management and lead clerks on policies and procedures relating to time and attendance. Agree
2022 U.S. Postal Service’s Recognition and Awards Program 05/20/2022 21-263-R22 $10,255,694 Open R - 3-- Develop and communicate examples of what is considered a commendable justification for recognition and awards to all applicable staff responsible for recognition and awards activity and (b) reiterate and train all applicable staff on the requirement “to use appropriate review and control procedures to identify the superior work of individuals, programs, and operational areas.” Agree
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $28,237,887 Open R - 3-- Identify a solution to interface or reconcile the Employee Health and Safety application’s accident identification numbers with the Solution for Enterprise Asset Management application to ensure all motor vehicle accidents are properly reported in both systems. 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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