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 Datesort descending Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2019 Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment 10/12/2018 IT-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- review the controls identified in the Center for Internet Security benchmarks and consider them for inclusion into the published standard. Disagree
2019 Operational Window Change Savings 10/15/2018 NO-AR-19-001 $0 In-Resolution R - 1-- Develop and implement, at a minimum, annual tracking methodologies for any significant projected operational costs or savings and use a sensitivity analysis to account for such impacts as changes in mail volume and labor and transportation costs. Disagree
2019 No-Fee Post Office Boxes 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
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
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 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 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 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

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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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