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 Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Workers' Compensation Program Cost Containment Activities 08/06/2020 19-031-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Evaluate workers’ compensation cost containment options based on private sector practices and determine a strategy forward. Agree
2020 Relocation Benefits Program 09/30/2020 20-126-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Develop written guidelines to clarify verbal relocation policy discussions with the relocation management firm. Agree
2020 Facility Condition Reviews - Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge Post Offices 04/02/2020 20-159-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Address all building maintenance, safety, and security issues identified at the Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge post offices. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $0 Open R - 1-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2021 Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash - High Shoals, NC, Post Office 10/07/2020 20-280-R21 $0 Open R - 2-- Provide training to the Administrative Post Office postmaster and staff at the High Shoals Post Office on conducting and recording accountability examinations. Agree
2020 Partnership Agreement Compliance 12/27/2019 19BG004FT000-R20 $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
2020 Business Application Review of the HERO System 08/24/2020 19-016-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Update the Postal Service Handbook AS-805, Information Security, to define the interim security assessment process, document the associated risks and mitigation plans, ensure proper document retention, and complete the process prior to the purchase of a cloud solution. Agree
2020 Expense Purchase Card Activity 03/23/2020 19SMG009SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Enhance the purchase card policy to require cardholders electronically retain purchase card documentation when possible. Agree
2020 Leased Facility Maintenance 05/28/2020 19SMG012SM000-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Document procedures for the Postal Service Repair & Alterations group to communicate the completion of work for enforced repairs at leased facilities to the Landlord Maintenance Program. Agree
2020 Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy 08/12/2020 19-002-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Perform a schedule risk assessment of the NGDV production timeline to evaluate the risk of further delays and determine whether modification to the mixed vehicle acquisition strategy is warranted. 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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