OIG’s Office of Audit 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 audit 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.

Fiscal Year Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Terminal Handling Services – Capital Metro Area 02/02/2018 NL-AR-18-004 $1,235,440 Open R - 2 -- Ensure that THS suppliers are not loading bypass mail into mixed mail air containers at all Capital Metro Area mail processing facilities. Agree
2018 Terminal Handling Services – Capital Metro Area 02/02/2018 NL-AR-18-004 $10,672,093 Open R - 5 -- Resolve the conflict between the failure to load contract requirement and the penalty assessment formula, finalize the automated terminal handling services supplier irregularity collection process, and determine and collect all outstanding contractual penalties. Agree
2018 Terminal Handling Services – Capital Metro Area 02/02/2018 NL-AR-18-004 $9,104,119 Open R - 3 -- Ensure the Baltimore terminal handling services supplier is using the required mail transport equipment container placards. Agree
2018 Terminal Handling Services – Capital Metro Area 02/02/2018 NL-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Resolve mail processing facilities’ lack of adherence to the volume arrival profile (VAP) for all Capital Metro Area mail processing facilities. Agree
2018 Terminal Handling Services – Capital Metro Area 02/02/2018 NL-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 4 -- Develop and implement a training program for all on-site THS Postal Service representatives to ensure they understand their contractual authority. Agree
2018 Internal Controls Over Contract Postal Unit - Gold Tree CPU, Sarasota, FL, Main Post Office 01/31/2018 FCS-FM-18-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Reiterate to Host Administrative Office personnel the policies for properly monitoring Contract Postal Unit operations, to include training, conducting financial audits, and periodically reviewing stamp stock, money order, and meter activity. Agree
2018 Inbound ePackets Cost Attribution 01/23/2018 CP-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- The Vice President, Pricing and Costing, should evaluate the costs of returning inbound ePackets and consider including a provision in future ePacket bilateral agreements that requires foreign posts to pay a service fee for ePacket returns. Agree
2018 Inbound ePackets Cost Attribution 01/23/2018 CP-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- The Vice President, Pricing and Costing, should coordinate with Vice President, Network Operations, to establish procedures to track returns of undeliverable inbound ePackets. Agree
2018 Inbound ePackets Cost Attribution 01/23/2018 CP-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 4 -- The Vice President, Pricing and Costing, should use the proxy ePacket cost estimate to report total costs and cost coverage for inbound ePackets as a separate line item in future fiscal years’ Annual Compliance Report. Agree
2018 Inbound ePackets Cost Attribution 01/23/2018 CP-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- The Vice President, Pricing and Costing, should include the outbound international transportation costs and terminal dues paid to return inbound ePackets in ePacket proxy calculations, and attribute those costs to ePackets.. 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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