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 Numbersort descending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop controls to ensure periodic reviews of investigative documentation are conducted. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service New York Division 09/19/2019 OV-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service New York Division 09/19/2019 OV-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 5-- Update policy to require undercover operation approvals be stored in the Case Management System. Agree
2019 Addressing the Diverse Needs and Wants of Rural American: Opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service 09/16/2019 RISC-WP-19-009 $0 Open R - 4-- Vice President, Delivery and Retail Operations, to develop actionable metrics to identify underutilized large PO boxes in rural areas and create a plan to convert some of those boxes into parcel lockers as appropriate Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Work with Congress to develop legislative changes that would result in the Postal Inspection Service being authorized to open and inspect domestic packages suspected of containing illicit drugs. Disagree
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
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 3-- Update the appropriate supervisory policy to provide clear guidelines for supervisors who are informed that an employee is taking prescription drugs that could impair their mental or physical abilities and develop related annual training for supervisors. Agree
2019 Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program 06/06/2019 SAT-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 1-- Develop a quarterly data analysis process to monitor opioid prescription data trends in the workers compensation program. Agree
2019 Facility Condition Reviews – Mail Processing Facilities 05/06/2019 SM-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and implement an action plan to address structural recommendations at the Indianapolis Processing and Distribution Center, including a timeline for completing items. 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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