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
2016 Mail Processing and Transportation Operational Changes 09/02/2016 NO-AR-16-009 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and implement a strategy to improve mail processing productivity in the new operational window before any additional nationwide operational changes or consolidations are implemented. Agree
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 3-- Delete all accounts that have not been used in more than 365 days and all guest accounts on the mail imaging systems. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Update Management Instruction, Highway Contract Routes Global Positioning System with the current program requirements, roles, and responsibilities; define allowable costs; and communicate the updated Management Instruction to employees. Agree
2019 Facility Condition Reviews – Mail Processing Facilities 05/06/2019 SM-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and implement an action plan to address structural recommendations at the Indianapolis Processing and Distribution Center, including a timeline for completing items. Agree
2020 Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products 08/03/2020 20-088-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- As a part of the national expansion of the Surface Visibility reporting system, develop processes to ensure all mail irregularities are recorded in the facilities, scanners are placed at key locations where mail irregularities are identified, and mail irregularity reports are distributed to the Postal Service personnel and mailers, as appropriate. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices 11/07/2019 19XG002NL000-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Explore opportunities to increase the use of commercial air carriers to transport packages presently restricted by federal regulations. 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 In-Resolution R - 4-- Assess the feasibility of implementing an automated or other solution to promote process efficiency and satisfy the special job bank requirement. Disagree
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 Mail Delivery and Customer Service Issues – Foothill Station, San Jose, CA 04/23/2020 20-188-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Conduct annual route inspections and update evaluations as needed at the Foothill Station. In addition, develop an action plan with additional strategies to reduce staffing variances. Agree
2018 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $0 Open R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. 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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