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 Numbersort descending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Incorporate strategic activities into the Export Controls Program, including (a) developing an overall strategic plan and a written risk assessment; (b) conducting regular cost benefit analyses to assess effectiveness and value, and (c) proactively monitoring emerging issues and analyzing export compliance data collected from electronic and physical screenings. Disagree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 In-Resolution R - 4-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $0 Open R - 1-- Determine a strategy regarding the allocation of the U.S. Postal Service Civil Service Retirement System, Federal Employees Retirement System and Retiree Health Benefits Fund investments in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $2,781,473,463 Open R - 2-- Request approval from the Secretary of Treasury and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to redeem fixed-rate Treasury securities in the U.S. Postal Service retirement funds and invest proceeds and other fund inflows in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree
2019 No-Fee Post Office Boxes 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-004 $0 In-Resolution R - 2-- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Disagree
2019 Internal Controls Over No Sale Transactions 07/17/2019 FT-AR-19-007 $0 Open R - 1-- Coordinate with the Vice President, Delivery and Retail Operations, to develop a nationwide policy to monitor No Sale transactions, considering the existing available reports and best practices used by area and district personnel. Agree
2019 Stamp Stock Accountability 08/20/2019 FT-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 2-- Implement controls to require notifications and approvals for stamp stock orders that exceed authorized dollar and number limits. Agree
2019 Stamp Stock Accountability 08/20/2019 FT-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 3-- Establish a control to require management outside the unit’s stock accountability process to monitor that stock shipments are verified with a witness. Agree
2019 Stamp Stock Accountability 08/20/2019 FT-AR-19-008 $0 Open R - 4-- Monitor and determine reasonableness of units that conduct excessive stock counts and notify the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, when appropriate, to investigate potential fraud, waste, and abuse. Agree
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

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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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