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 ascending Management Response
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Reemphasize and implement as appropriate at facilities nationwide best practices related to programs aimed at increasing employee engagement and training on the proper staging and sequential processing of mail to improve service performance. Agree
2021 Payments to Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Suppliers 02/19/2021 20-157-R21 $61,521 Open R - 3-- Recover $61,521 overpayments identified in this report Agree
2021 Air Mail Not Moving as Assigned at the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services 09/16/2021 21-201-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Provide proper oversight to ensure the Los Angeles Terminal Handling Services supplier is separating the mail properly to the assigned carrier, as outlined in the contract, and document and communicate commercial mailer irregularities. Disagree
2021 Manual Mail Processing Efficiency 09/21/2021 21-131-R21 $395,585,002 Open R - 3-- Properly account for workhours and workload in manual operations in accordance with Postal Service policy. At a minimum, require facility management to: 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. Disagree
2021 Timecard Administration 12/09/2020 20-180-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Procure and test new, automated time collection devices for the Postal Service to implement throughout its facilities. Agree
2021 Vehicle Parts Pricing 09/02/2021 21-020-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Perform an annual review of the consignment vehicle parts for these agreements to evaluate the quality and availability of parts provided by the suppliers to assist Vehicle Maintenance Facilities in obtaining the most cost-efficient parts. Agree
2021 Accenture Information Technology Contracts 12/29/2020 20-076-R21 $165,889,744 Open R - 3-- Modify the contract to include the required clauses in the Accenture Enterprise Technology Services contract and ensure the future contract terms conform to the guidelines in the Supplying Principles and Practices. Agree
2020 Assessment of Overtime Activity 08/25/2020 20-209-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement a process to collect and monitor data that identifies the reasons for overtime use to better manage and control overtime costs. 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
2020 Arrow Key Management Controls 08/31/2020 19-033-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Evaluate technology solutions and take appropriate action to reduce risks associated with lost or stolen arrow keys and enhance the security of mail receptacles. 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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