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 Recommendationsort descending Management Response
2017 Carrier Leave without Pay for Union Activities 07/05/2017 HR-AR-17-008 $90,682 Open R - 1 -- Adhere to the Postal Service policy to assess operational needs prior to granting or denying leave without pay for union activities and communicate deviations to appropriate Operations and Labor Relations personnel. Disagree
2015 Management of Unauthorized Software 07/14/2015 IT-MA-15-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Assign responsibility for identifying and reviewing unauthorized software products on the network and if applicable remove these products or add them to the approved software listing. Agree
2017 Software License Management 09/25/2017 IT-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Complete implementation of the centrally managed software license program that complies with Postal Service policy and best practices. Agree
2016 U.S. Postal Service Building Occupancy Data 12/08/2015 CP-AR-16-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Conduct and document a new facility space usage study that reflects current network and facility operations. Agree
2017 Insider Threat Program 09/18/2017 IT-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Continue to develop and fully implement an insider threat program for national security information in accordance with National Insider Threat Policy minimum standards. Agree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Continue to develop overarching guidance and controls for managing privileged accounts to include establishing a consistent method for identifying all privileged accounts. Agree
2017 Function 4 Efficiency in the Colorado/Wyoming District 12/08/2016 MS-AR-17-001 $5,301,358 Open R - 1 -- Coordinate units’ integrated operating plans and mail arrival profiles. Agree
2017 Application Programming Interface Strategy 09/07/2017 IT-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Coordinate with the appropriate application owners and stakeholders to consider the feasibility of offering the 10 Application Programming Interface services identified in the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General benchmark analysis to external customers. Agree
2018 Highway Contract Route Contracting Practices and Conflicts of Interest 10/10/2017 NL-AR-18-001 $34,682,474 Open R - 1 -- Correct and resolve all Office of Inspector General-identified potential conflicts of interest in accordance with the requirements of Supplying Principles and Practices Section 7.12. Agree
2018 Inbound International Parcel Volume Variance 04/20/2018 CP-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Design and document controls over operational inbound international volume and weight data transmitted between the Global Business System and the Enterprise Data Warehouse to ensure complete and reliable transmission of data. Disagree


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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