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
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and continuously maintain a complete and accurate listing of privileged accounts for Postal Service systems. 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 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
2016 Mail Processing and Transportation Operational Changes 09/02/2016 NO-AR-16-009 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and implement a strategy to improve mail processing productivity in the new operational window before any additional nationwide operational changes or consolidations are implemented. 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
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Require users to change passwords for all administrative accounts at least every 30 days and for all non-administrative accounts at least every 90 days for the mail imaging systems. Agree
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 2-- Require passwords for all mail imaging systems accounts in accordance with Handbook AS-805. Agree
2015 Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail 08/13/2015 NO-MA-15-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Establish criteria for determining if the network has stabilized and ensure the criteria are met prior to resuming the Phase II consolidations or conducting any other optimization efforts. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 1-- Revise national policy to ensure responsible personnel develop comprehensive and uniform standard operating procedures to manage contractor badges, including procedures for issuing, tracking, and monitoring badges. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide formal training including periodic refresher training to responsible personnel to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities for managing contractor badges. 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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