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 Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open 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
2019 Virtual Private Network Access 08/19/2019 IT-MA-19-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Periodically analyze Postal Service contractors with authorized VPN Access to USPS - 2FA access to ensure that they are issued a Postal Service device and make changes as appropriate. Disagree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Track and address the causes of flats leakage and, where possible, implement operational changes to ensure flats leakage mail is processed on the Flats Sequencing System. Disagree
2018 Electronic Verification System Internal Controls 09/25/2018 MS-AR-18-006 $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. Disagree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Revisepolicy to establish restrictions on the number of option years included after contract award. Disagree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Work with relevant executive agencies such as the Department of Justice and Congress to develop legislative changes that would establish separate and enhanced criminal penalties for using the U.S. mail system to distribute illicit drugs. Disagree
2019 No-Fee Post Office Boxes 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 2 -- Incorporate strategic activities into the Export Controls Program, including (a) developing an overall strategic plan and a written risk assessment; (b) conducting regular cost benefit analyses to assess effectiveness and value, and (c) proactively monitoring emerging issues and analyzing export compliance data collected from electronic and physical screenings. Disagree
2017 Assessing Postal Service Employee Engagement Activities 09/21/2017 HR-AR-17-013 $0 Open R - 1 -- Require managers and supervisors to create action plans to address Postal Pulse Survey results and implement a process to monitor and assess progress on the activities identified in action plans. Disagree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2 -- Determine the operational cost and savings Flats Sequencing System (FSS) currently provides to the Postal Service to fully understand the financial and operational impact of FSS on the Postal Service and customers. Disagree

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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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