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 Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2020 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations - Allen Post Office, Allen, TX 02/05/2020 20-107-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure employees at the unit use mail arrival reporting tools. Agree
2020 Manual Flats Processing Operations at the Birmingham, AL, Processing and Distribution Center 02/12/2020 20-161-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure supervisors monitor mail processing productivity and correct employee operation number time changes on a regular basis. 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 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 2-- Establish controls in electronic badge reader (EBR) software to require entry of an operation number for each employee badge swipe and direct area Management Operating Data System coordinators to verify that all facilities have deactivated the base operation preset button on EBRs. Agree
2015 Postal Inspection Service Mail Covers Program Phase II 09/15/2015 HR-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 2-- Establish formal procedures to monitor and track accountable mail cover documents for postal inspectors to ensure they are properly completed, submitted, and maintained at the Postal Inspection Service’s Criminal Investigations Service Center (CISC). These procedures should include requiring inspectors to return all mail cover documents to the CISC within 60 days of the mail cover end date. Agree
2019 Military and Diplomatic Mail Service 07/31/2019 MS-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Evaluate a process for scanning individual pieces to larger containers and for using this scan data to measure the time between military and diplomatic mail being scanned as accepted and being assigned outbound transportation and prepared for departure. Agree
2019 Zone Pricing for Mail Processed at the Palatine Sectional Center Facility 06/24/2019 MS-MT-19-002 $0 Open R - 2-- Evaluate coordinates for all SCFs and correct inaccuracies, as identified. Agree
2013 Supervisor Workhours and Span of Control 04/04/2013 NO-MA-13-005 $11,955,046 Open R - 2-- Fill vacant supervisor positions up to the appropriate span of control level and reduce supervisor replacement workhours accordingly. Agree
2019 Oversight of the U.S. Postal Service Uniform Program 09/19/2019 SM-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement a review process to ensure vendors adhere to quarterly report submission requirements. Determine appropriate actions, to include termination of agreement, for noncompliance. Agree
2019 Stamp Stock Accountability 08/20/2019 FT-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement controls to require notifications and approvals for stamp stock orders that exceed authorized dollar and number limits. 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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