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 Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment 12/13/2019 19XG007NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- We recommend the Acting Vice President, Processing and Maintenance Operations, in coordination with the Vice President of Supply Management, track, monitor, and report suppliers’ nonperformance for transporting equipment between mail transport equipment service centers and hold suppliers accountable when they do not meet contract terms. Agree
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish a formal oversight process for contracting officers to validate contract drivers have security clearances when renewing contracts. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2016 Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Operations 09/29/2016 NO-AR-16-012 $465,165,928 Open R - 1-- Reduce 11.5 million workhours from projected fiscal year 2016 levels where possible and when planning for 2017 projected workhours by evaluating operational efficiency, adjusting staffing levels/workhours to workload, and ensuring overtime workhours do not exceed budgeted levels. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $0 Open R - 3-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2020 In Office Cost System Sampling Processes 05/22/2020 19-032-R20 $0 Open R - 6-- Analyze the expansion of the IOCS cluster sampling methodology to include other crafts, and implement a pilot as appropriate. Agree
2020 Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement an updated district ranking methodology and reassess district rankings based on the approved methodology. Agree
2019 Mail Processing Overtime 06/13/2019 NO-AR-19-005 $0 Open R - 2-- Issue supplemental guidance on management oversight to reduce unauthorized overtime, ensure compliance with overtime policy to reduce grievances, and increase employee availability. Agree
2020 Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting 03/05/2020 19-024-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Implement controls to ensure only appropriate manual edits are made in Surface Visibility Web 2.0. Agree
2019 Military and Diplomatic Mail Service 07/31/2019 MS-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 4-- Work with military stakeholders to update Publication 38, Postal Agreement with the Department of Defense, and with military and diplomatic stakeholders to update the operating plan related to military and diplomatic mail at the Chicago International Military Service Center. 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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