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 Titlesort ascending Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service New York Division 09/19/2019 OV-AR-19-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Reiterate the policy related to high-value evidence to postal inspectors. Agree
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 Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $14,437,650 Open R - 1 -- Ensure investigative documentation requirements are consistent throughout the policies and include periodic reviews of investigative documentation. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management 09/03/2019 OV-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Provide refresher case management training to all team leaders and inspectors regarding investigative documentation requirements and proper case closure procedures, according to policies. Agree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Determine a strategy regarding the allocation of the U.S. Postal Service Civil Service Retirement System, Federal Employees Retirement System and Retiree Health Benefits Fund investments in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $2,781,473,463 Open R - 2 -- Request approval from the Secretary of Treasury and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to redeem fixed-rate Treasury securities in the U.S. Postal Service retirement funds and invest proceeds and other fund inflows in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $97,409 Open R - 1 -- issue a directive instructing districts to ensure tort claim payments and related supporting documentation are reviewed periodically. Agree
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $0 Open 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
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- The Controller, Vice President, assess the feasibility of using systems controls in the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to ensure supervisors disallow time, delete clock rings, and extend lunch times in accordance with Postal Service policy. If management deems enhancing TACS controls unfeasible, we recommend designing mitigating controls to prevent supervisors from improperly adjusting timecards. Agree
2018 Terminal Handling Services - Southern Area 07/27/2018 NL-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Ensure all Southern Area mail processing facilities follow their respective volume arrival profiles. Disagree

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