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
2021 Service Performance of Election and Political Mail During the November 2020 General Election 03/05/2021 20-318-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Continue to educate state and local election officials on mailing deadlines for request and receipt of ballots that accounts for the Postal Service’s time to process, transport, and deliver mail. Agree
2021 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Washington Division 04/16/2021 21-005-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Review and update Case Management Reporting Guidelines and the Inspection Service Manual with current Inspection Service Communications requirements and define what constitutes a field note and when it is required. Agree
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Reiterate to all employees to promptly notify their supervisor if involved in a work-related accident, regardless of severity; and to all supervisors to report all accidents in the Employee Health and Safety system within 24 hours of the accident/injury or notification. 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
2021 Accident Reporting 08/27/2021 21-015-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Implement an automated reconciliation process between data from DOL’s Employee Compensation Operations and Management Portal and the Postal Service’s Employee Health and Safety (EHS) system, to ensure all personal injury industrial accidents are properly recorded in EHS. Disagree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop and implement a Noncompetitive Purchase Checklist to ensure required elements and documents are included in noncompetitive contracts, and properly and timely uploaded into the contracting system. Agree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop and implement Noncompetitive Purchase Request training for internal business partners to ensure complete and fully supported documentation is submitted to the contracting officer. Agree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Review the policy for publicizing noncompetitive contracts of over $1 million and modify it to provide clarity for its intent and application. Agree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Augment the contracting training curriculum to reinforce the requirement to publicize noncompetitive contract awards. Agree
2021 Noncompetitive Contracts 09/09/2021 21-019-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Update Supply Management's Noncompetitive Contract Award File Review Checklist to include reviewing for publicizing requirement. Agree

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