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 Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Formalize policy guidance to address a reassessment schedule and process for district rankings, including frequency, methodology, and roles and responsibilities. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Require supervisory training for all acting first-line supervisors who act over 30 consecutive days. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Correct the fourteen instances in which acting first-line supervisors did not receive the correct higher-level pay and implement a control to ensure appropriate documentation (Postal Service Forms 1723) is completed, approved, and retained. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $253,613 Open R - 6-- Implement a periodic review process to ensure evidence bags contain proper dates and initials; and ensure drug weight is accurately recorded in the tracking system. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with relevant executive agencies, such as the Department of Justice to determine whether the contents of abandoned packages, other than marijuana, can be used as evidence in criminal investigations and update the Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy as need. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $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
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Align Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy with the Inspection Service Manual that requires daily activity documentation to support workhours. Agree
2020 Manual Flats Processing Operations at the Tucson, AZ Processing & Distribution Center 03/09/2020 20-163-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Instruct Tucson Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) management to ensure the P&DC’s operating plan is updated to reflect current mail processing operations. Agree
2020 Options to Reduce Unfunded Retirement Liabilities 03/06/2020 19BG010FT000-R20 $4,208,914,264 Open R - 1-- Work with the Office of Personnel Management to update the mortality improvement assumptions it uses to calculate the Postal Service’s retiree health benefits liability. Agree
2020 Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting 03/05/2020 19-024-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Implement controls to ensure only appropriate manual edits are made in Surface Visibility Web 2.0. 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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