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 Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Supply Management’s Control Environment Over Contracting Officers 11/07/2019 18SMG023SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement a formal portfolio review process to ensure that contracting officers obtain the required annual 21 hours of current purchasing-related training, including validation of training content and supporting documentation of attendance/completion. Agree
2019 Internal Controls Over No Sale Transactions 07/17/2019 FT-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with the Vice President, Delivery and Retail Operations, to develop a nationwide policy to monitor No Sale transactions, considering the existing available reports and best practices used by area and district personnel. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 In-Resolution 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
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Ensure authorized account numbers are used for exceptional service in the Service Change Request system. Agree
2019 Postal Service Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 09/27/2019 NL-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 4-- Continue defining clear and timely communication protocols with stakeholders to ensure concerns with manifests and supplier payments are addressed and resolved. Agree
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 2-- Establish a formal centralized system that allows for the tracking and monitoring of contract driver security clearances. Agree
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Continue to develop and fully implement an insider threat program for national security information in accordance with National Insider Threat Policy minimum standards. Agree
2019 Oversight of the U.S. Postal Service Uniform Program 09/19/2019 SM-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 4-- Implement a process to validate vendor compliance in selling uniform items to approved Postal Service employees, or require vendors to include employee names and form of payment on quarterly sales reports to identify ineligible purchases. Disagree
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 5-- Establish an official closing period for the Management Operating Data System (MODS) and develop controls in MODS to prevent workhour adjustments after the closeout period without required approvals. Agree
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/08/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $0 In-Resolution 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

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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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