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 Statussort descending Recommendation Management Response
2021 Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses, Birmingham, AL – Woodlawn Station Post Office 07/30/2021 21-148-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Provide oversight and train unit management on policies and procedures associated with recurring vehicle expenses. Agree
2021 Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses, Birmingham, AL – Woodlawn Station Post Office 07/30/2021 21-148-R21 $47,553 Open R - 2-- Train unit management on daily closeout procedures, including processing local fuel purchase reimbursements, supporting documentation, and use of Postal Service forms. Agree
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a plan based on Lean Six Sigma project results to further increase load scan scores to meet or surpass the scanning goal. Agree
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and train employees on how to properly complete consolidate scans. Agree
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 3-- Review operation numbers and Content Identification Number codes to determine if the right sort plans are being used to ensure delayed inventory data is accurate. Agree
2021 Mail Operations at the Denver, CO, Processing and Distribution Center 07/27/2021 21-151-R21 $0 Open R - 5-- Review the methodology for calculating planned volumes to ensure they are accurate. 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 Embargoes and Redirections at the U.S. Postal Service Processing Facilities 08/13/2021 21-112-R21 $0 Open R - 4-- Develop a plan to verify that mail is processed in First-In-First-Out order during high volume periods to ensure that it will meet its service standards. Disagree
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 1-- Reemphasize the need for local processing, transportation, and delivery mgmt. components discussions on projected volumes and previous day’s issues. Site observations support implementing to help proactively manage mail flow operations. Disagree
2021 Nationwide Service Performance 09/20/2021 21-120-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Investigate and understand root causes for failed mailpieces in “Unable to Assign” category, and work to decrease and maintain the total number of mailpieces in this category to under 10 percent of total failures. 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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