We’ve all heard the mantra “recycle, reuse, and reduce,” but did you know that people focus not only on what products they should buy, but also on how their purchases are packaged, shipped, and delivered?
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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 Value||Status||Recommendation||Management Response|
|2020||Stamp and Cash Inventories - Chicago, IL, Offices||07/29/2020||20-256-R20||$0||Open||R - 1-- Reiterate policy and procedures over the handling and security of stamp and cash inventories to all respective unit personnel and destroy spoiled money orders, per procedures.||Agree|
|2020||Expense Purchase Card Activity||03/23/2020||19SMG009SM000-R20||$0||Open||R - 3-- Explore the benefits of providing electronic documentation to credit card approving officials and update purchase card policy to require credit card approving officials review all purchases over established minimum thresholds and when merchant category codes are questionable.||Agree|
|2020||In Office Cost System Sampling Processes||05/22/2020||19-032-R20||$0||Open||R - 2-- Reiterate the verification policy and enhance the IOCS data entry system to indicate the verification of sampled employees work status in advance.||Agree|
|2020||National Operational Assessment - Customer Service and Delivery Operations||12/12/2019||19RG002DR000-R20||$0||Open||R - 1-- Modernize the various mail condition reporting methods into one system to capture all mail delays from mail processing facilities.||Agree|
|2019||Mail Processing Overtime||06/13/2019||NO-AR-19-005||$0||In-Resolution||R - 3-- Establish appropriate performance incentives for managers to effectively manage overtime.||Disagree|
|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||Automatic Indemnity Claim Payments||03/02/2020||19-008-R20||$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|
|2019||Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Service Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Compensation Program||06/06/2019||SAT-AR-19-002||$0||Open||R - 1-- Develop a quarterly data analysis process to monitor opioid prescription data trends in the workers compensation program.||Agree|
|2020||U.S. Postal Inspection Service Forensic Laboratory Services||03/30/2020||19-004-R20||$0||Open||R - 2-- Direct the Forensic Laboratory Services Safety Officer to verify that all personnel complete required annual safety training.||Agree|
|2019||Automated Package Verification (APV) Evaluation||09/18/2019||MS-AR-19-004||$0||Open||R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act.||Agree|