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 Response
2019 Assessment of U.S. Postal Service’s Service Performance and Costs 09/17/2019 NO-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Conduct a cost-benefit analysis, including a sensitivity analysis, of current service performance targets. This analysis should include an evaluation of additional costs incurred for extra operational services performed to meet service performance targets, and opportunities that exist to limit extra services when they are not financially feasible. Agree
2019 Postal Service Management of End of Life Devices 09/16/2019 IT-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop and implement an End-of-Life policy to manage all network devices. Agree
2019 Postal Service Management of End of Life Devices 09/16/2019 IT-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Complete the End-of-Life 2019 Telecom Strategy and device specific risk-based replacement plans. Agree
2019 Postal Service Management of End of Life Devices 09/16/2019 IT-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2019 Deposit by Mail Controls at Selected Mail Processing Facilities 09/12/2019 NO-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Establish standard operating procedures for the Deposit by Mail service to include security cameras, secured doors, staged mail, and adequate rewrap procedures. Agree
2019 Deposit by Mail Controls at Selected Mail Processing Facilities 09/12/2019 NO-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Instruct plant management to properly address security deficiencies identified by the Postal Inspection Service, in a timely manner. Agree
2019 Mail Delivery Issues - Ypsilanti Main Post Office, Ypsilanti MI 09/11/2019 DRT-AR-19-020 $0 Open R - 2 -- Coordinate with building owners or managers to comply with Postal Service access and mail receptacle policies. Agree
2019 Competitive Products Pricing Best Practices 09/11/2019 CP-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Evaluate available options to modernize the pricing management system. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Optimization 09/09/2019 NO-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop a plan to reduce costs and increase the number of plant managers meeting their total operating expense goal. Agree
2019 U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Optimization 09/09/2019 NO-AR-19-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Utilize lessons learned and best practices from the significant increase in parcel productivity to develop a plan to increase productivity for manual, flats, and letter processing. 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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