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
2018 Mail Processing Facilities Staffing 03/30/2018 NO-AR-18-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- implement and document the Verification, Validation, and Accreditation process for the Function 1 Scheduler. Disagree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3-- Assess the feasibility of using systems controls in the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to ensure supervisors disallow time, delete clock rings, and extend lunch times in accordance with Postal Service policy. If management deems enhancing TACS controls unfeasible, we recommend designing mitigating controls to prevent supervisors from improperly adjusting timecards. Agree
2015 Postal Inspection Service Mail Covers Program Phase II 09/15/2015 HR-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 3-- Conduct a study to determine how using electronic media, including spreadsheets will impact the confidentiality and security of mail cover information. Based on study results, clarify policies and procedures regarding completing Postal Service Form 2009, Information Regarding Mail Matter, for each mailpiece related to interdiction mail covers and for mail covers that are automatically generated, approved, and closed. Agree
2020 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations - Hawthorne Post Office, Hawthorne, CA 03/23/2020 20-149-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Continue to fill carrier vacancies and review and adjust mail arrival times at the Hawthorne Post Office as appropriate to maximize carrier efficiency and ensure distribution up-times are met. Agree
2020 National Operational Assessment - Customer Service and Delivery Operations 12/12/2019 19RG002DR000-R20 $963,213,772 Open R - 3-- Coordinate with Labor Relations to identify cost effective alternatives and opportunities to address career clerk and carrier staffing issues Agree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 3-- Define business practices and responsibilities for monitoring privileged accounts and implement privileged access management tools. Agree
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 3-- Delete all accounts that have not been used in more than 365 days and all guest accounts on the mail imaging systems. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 3-- Designate an officer to consolidate existing efforts and lead the implementation of a unified, comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the role of the postal network in facilitating illicit drug distribution. Disagree
2020 Review of IT Network Performance 01/17/2020 18TG005IT000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop an automated process to regularly review vendor bandwidth utilization reports and upgrade bandwidth when it exceeds determined thresholds. Agree
2019 Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers 06/24/2019 DR-AR-19-006 $46,316,039 Open R - 3-- Develop and implement interim controls to prevent and detect the issues noted in this report until the Voyager Fleet Commander Online application is updated. 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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