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.

Fiscal Year Report Titlesort descending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2013 Supervisor Workhours and Span of Control 04/04/2013 NO-MA-13-005 $11,955,046 Open R - 2 -- Fill vacant supervisor positions up to the appropriate span of control level and reduce supervisor replacement workhours accordingly. Agree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Develop procedures to ensure mail container visibility during Mail Transport Equipment Labeler system trip updates. Disagree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 5 -- Ensure through training and monitoring that Processing and Distribution Center managers provide adequate oversight of scanning operations to ensure Mail Transport Equipment Labeler placards are attached and all mail is scanned as required. Disagree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 4 -- Update Mail Transport Equipment Labeler software to resolve the 24-hour system trip update delay. Disagree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Require Processing and Distribution Center managers to ensure that Mail Transport Equipment Labeler (MTEL) plastic sleeves are always used for mail containers with MTEL placards. Disagree
2018 Terminal Handling Services - Southern Area 07/27/2018 NL-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Ensure all Southern Area mail processing facilities follow their respective volume arrival profiles. Disagree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- The Controller, Vice President, 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
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 5 -- require the Central Plains, Dakotas, Hawkeye, and Portland Districts to establish a second level approval of tort claim payments authorized by the Tort Claim Coordinator. Disagree
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $97,409 Open R - 1 -- issue a directive instructing districts to ensure tort claim payments and related supporting documentation are reviewed periodically. Agree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $2,781,473,463 Open R - 2 -- Request approval from the Secretary of Treasury and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to redeem fixed-rate Treasury securities in the U.S. Postal Service retirement funds and invest proceeds and other fund inflows in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree

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