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 Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Mail Processing Facilities Staffing 03/30/2018 NO-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- establish nationwide criteria for using Function 1 Scheduler results. Disagree
2019 Stamp Stock Accountability 08/20/2019 FT-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the newly implemented procedures for excess and excludable stamp stock and implement additional changes, as necessary. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $0 Open R - 5 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2017 Postal Inspection Service Consumer Fraud Fund 05/04/2017 HR-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop formal written procedures for management of Consumer Fraud Fund requests and for tracking, monitoring, and reconciling expenditures. Agree
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
2018 Postal Service's Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes in the Southern and Pacific Areas 03/01/2018 HR-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 4 -- Assess the feasibility of implementing an automated or other solution to promote process efficiency and satisfy the special job bank requirement. Disagree
2019 Mail Delivery Service - West Park Station, Philadelphia, PA 08/12/2019 DRT-AR-19-015 $0 Open R - 1 -- Instruct unit management to review and conduct annual route inspections and adjust city routes as needed for service improvement. Agree
2018 Use of Intelligent Mail Barcodes for First-Class Mail Letters' Processing Costs 09/25/2018 CP-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- Should use Intelligent Mail barcode and Informed Visibility technologies to evaluate the impact of unexpected or nonstandard mail flows on First-Class Mail letter cost model estimates and, based on the evaluation, consider filing a petition with the Postal Regulatory Commission to use Intelligent Mail barcode and Informed Visibility data to update the model. Agree
2019 Nationwide Employee Background Screening 08/22/2019 HR-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 5 -- Establish a formal policy designating the authority to make final suitability determinations for employees with unfavorable National Agency Check with Inquiries results, that includes a requirement to document the decision. Agree
2019 A Broader Perspective for the Postal Service Ethics Program 11/06/2018 FT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Adopt an approach for assessing the effectiveness of the ethics program, by: - Identifying ethics program areas that are priorities for the organization. - Designing the goals for each ethics program priority area to support the mission and organization-wide goals. - Identifying the desired maturity level for each ethics program priority area. Agree

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