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 descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2019 Stamp Stock Accountability 08/20/2019 FT-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the newly implemented procedures for excess and excludable stamp stock and implement additional changes, as necessary. Agree
2019 Military and Diplomatic Mail Service 07/31/2019 MS-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Periodically evaluate operations to provide effective oversight of the processing of military and diplomatic mail to reduce damaged mail, which could include ensuring proper culling and modifying equipment. Agree
2019 Costing Best Practices 09/17/2019 CP-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop a plan with milestones to implement a modern costing system using enhanced technologies in an effort to incorporate real-time, granular data for product cost attribution. Disagree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Determine a strategy regarding the allocation of the U.S. Postal Service Civil Service Retirement System, Federal Employees Retirement System and Retiree Health Benefits Fund investments in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish a formal centralized system that allows for the tracking and monitoring of contract driver security clearances. Agree
2019 Review of Postal Service’s Response [Redacted] 09/06/2019 IT-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 5 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2019 Commercial Air (CAIR) Contractor Scanning 07/19/2019 NL-MT-19-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Ensure that Delta Air Lines has enough mail transportation equipment to separate the mail according to the contract. Agree
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
2019 Nationwide Employee Background Screening 08/22/2019 HR-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 5 -- Establish a formal policy designating the authority to make final suitability determinations for employees with unfavorable National Agency Check with Inquiries results, that includes a requirement to document the decision. Agree
2019 Operational Window Change Savings 10/15/2018 NO-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- develop and implement, at a minimum, annual tracking methodologies for any significant projected operational costs or savings and use a sensitivity analysis to account for such impacts as changes in mail volume and labor and transportation costs. Disagree

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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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