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 Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center 08/17/2020 19-040-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a strategy to identify and prevent postal facilities from incorrectly sending items to the Mail Recovery Center. Agree
2020 Stamp and Cash Inventories - Chicago, IL, Offices 07/29/2020 20-256-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reiterate policy and procedures over the handling and security of stamp and cash inventories to all respective unit personnel and destroy spoiled money orders, per procedures. Agree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 3-- Define business practices and responsibilities for monitoring privileged accounts and implement privileged access management tools. Agree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- enhance relevant systems to provide automated tools and edit checks to reduce reliance on manual procedures during the payroll and claims approval process. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution 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
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Evaluate and enhance, as appropriate, the In-Office Cost System sampling methodology to replace or reschedule readings of (unavailable) employees. Agree
2021 Automated Delivery Unit Sorter Cost Savings 10/01/2020 20-095-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Ensure the Decision Analysis Report (DAR) savings estimates for future Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) machine purchases include workhours for all anticipated operations, including bundles and outgoing package processing, and for those machines that use a high number of bins and sacks. Disagree
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
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
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Equip terminal handling services sites with Surface Visibility mobile scanners, develop a daily condition report template for Postal Service terminal handling services liaisons, and standardize the Postal Service’s corrective action procedures in response to liaisons’ reporting. 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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