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 Response
2020 Relocation Benefits Program 09/30/2020 20-126-R20 $1,018,861 Open R - 4-- Evaluate and align, as appropriate, Postal Service relocation benefits policy for miscellaneous expense allowance and temporary quarters benefits with those benefits offered to other federal employees. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Immediately develop and implement a Staffing Contingency Plan with strategies and responsibilities for ensuring the sufficient availability of staff for the upcoming election cycle, including options in case supplemental staff levels would be limited after the expiration of the current agreements in September 2020. Agree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reiterate to field supervisors the requirement to input continuation of pay hours into the Employee Resource Management System. Agree
2020 Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail 09/30/2020 20-271-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop and implement rapid testing timeframes and procedures for tracking and reporting on eligible inbound election ballots at each of the International Service Centers and other facilities that could accept international election mail. Agree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $37,213 Open R - 2-- enhance the Enterprise Management Resource System and the Time and Attendance Collection System, respectively, to automatically calculate days of continuation of pay per employee and limit supervisor’s ability to enter continuation of pay hours when the 45-day limit is reached. Agree
2020 Relocation Benefits Program 09/30/2020 20-126-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with the relocation management firm to establish full, unlimited access for appropriate Postal Service personnel to all relocation documentation in the relocation management firm’s database. Agree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $15,696,140 Open R - 3-- Reiterate to supervisors the requirement to timely communicate to Injury Compensation Specialists when injured employees return to work or experience a change in Loss Wage Earning Capacity status; and record workers’ compensation leave without pay hours. Agree
2020 Relocation Benefits Program 09/30/2020 20-126-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement processes and procedures to monitor the relocation management firm’s execution of contractual and policy requirements. Agree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- enhance relevant systems to provide automated tools and edit checks to reduce reliance on manual procedures during the payroll and claims approval process. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Monitor and enforce timely activation of Global Positioning System devices purchased by Highway Contract Route suppliers. 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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