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 Review of Postal Inspection Service Criminal and Administrative Processes – Fort Worth Division 04/19/2019 HR-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Provide refresher training to team leaders regarding investigative documentation requirements and proper case closure procedures. Agree
2019 Review of Postal Inspection Service Criminal and Administrative Processes – Fort Worth Division 04/19/2019 HR-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Enhance the Closed Case File checklist and the Compliance Self-Assessment and Domicile Review Program to reconcile with case management documentation requirements. Agree
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- Develop a mechanism for improved communications among headquarters, area, and local personnel on Management Operating Data System (MODS) requirements and updates, to include (1) a more centralized approach for information dissemination, (2) the development of a mandatory orientation program for new MODS coordinators, and (3) annual MODS training for all area and local coordinators as well as facility employees and supervisors. Agree
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
2019 Management Operating Data System (MODS) Errors and Adjustments 04/03/2019 CP-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish controls in electronic badge reader (EBR) software to require entry of an operation number for each employee badge swipe and direct area Management Operating Data System coordinators to verify that all facilities have deactivated the base operation preset button on EBRs. Agree
2019 Oversight of Highway Contract Routes - Insurance 03/22/2019 SM-AR-19-002 $0 Open R - 5 -- Revise Supplying Principles and Practices to require the use of Clause B-39: Indemnification in all Highway Contract Route contracts. Agree
2019 Controls over Release of Personnel Information 12/14/2018 SAT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- establish a process that requires the Director of national Human Resources to conduct a monthly supervisory review of personnel information requests that ensures the requests are properly documented and their dispositions are accurate. Agree
2019 Controls over Release of Personnel Information 12/14/2018 SAT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- evaluate the effectiveness of the new procedures three months after they are fully operational, and annually thereafter, to identify and implement any needed changes. Agree
2019 Controls over Release of Personnel Information 12/14/2018 SAT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- require the Privacy and Records Management Office staff to handle all official personnel files when responding to requests for personnel information until the Standing Operating Procedures HR-HQ Requests for Personnel Records are fully implemented and Human Resources Headquarters staff are fully trained on the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act. Agree
2019 No Sale Transactions - Bainbridge Island, WA, Station 12/07/2018 FCS-FM-19-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Direct unit management to document all stamp stock count results on Postal Service Form 3368-P, Accountability Examination Record, and to maintain a current PS Form 3977, Duplicate Key, Combination and Password Envelope, for unit personnel. Agree

Pages

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.

Audit Directorates