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 ascending 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

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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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