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 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations - Hawthorne Post Office, Hawthorne, CA 03/23/2020 20-149-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Instruct the Postmaster, Hawthorne Post Office, to develop an action plan to ensure standard operating procedures are followed for reporting delayed mail and enforce the use of color-code placards for marketing mail. 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 - 5-- Update the current first-line supervisor job responsibilities and qualifications and develop a review process to include frequencies for conducting periodic reviews and updates. Agree
2020 Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Formalize a regular review process of workload models and criteria, for each operational manager and supervisor position. 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 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 Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Implement an updated district ranking methodology and reassess district rankings based on the approved methodology. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service: First-Line Supervisors - Resources 03/18/2020 19SMG010HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement an oversight mechanism to ensure all permanent first-line supervisors take mandatory supervisory training within a designated period after being appointed. Agree
2020 Management Structure at Postal Service Facilities 03/18/2020 19SMG011HR000-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Implement an oversight process to ensure district offices regularly monitor and maintain authorized first-line supervisor positions. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages 03/13/2020 19-014-R20 $253,613 Open R - 5-- Align Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol program policy with the Inspection Service Manual that requires daily activity documentation to support workhours. 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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