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 Responsesort descending
2018 Highway Contract Route Contracting Practices and Conflicts of Interest 10/10/2017 NL-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish, at a minimum, an annual review process to ensure the contracting requirements of Supplying Principles and Practices Section 7.12 are carried out. Disagree
2017 Highway Contract Route Irregularity Reporting - Jacksonville Network Distribution Center 09/07/2017 NL-AR-17-010 $0 Open R - 3 -- Amend the Electronic Records Information Management System Postal Service Form 5500, Contract Route Irregularity Report, retention schedule from one-year to match Highway Contract Route contract terms. Disagree
2018 Package Delivery Scanning – Nationwide 10/27/2017 DR-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop a process that will allow carriers to scan multiple packages to a single delivery address to provide accurate delivery information to customers. Disagree
2018 Maintenance Optimization - Northeast Area 03/29/2018 NO-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Ensure Human Resources and mail processing facilities coordinate the review of maintenance employee assignments to confirm they are assigned to the correct labor distribution code. Disagree
2018 Postal Vehicle Service Fuel Cost and Consumption Strategies 01/03/2018 NL-AR-18-003 $7,718,392 Open R - 3 -- Wvaluate the benefits of telematics in conjunction with Global Positioning System information on all Postal Vehicle Service vehicles. Disagree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Require Processing and Distribution Center managers to ensure that Mail Transport Equipment Labeler (MTEL) plastic sleeves are always used for mail containers with MTEL placards. Disagree
2018 Mail Processing Facilities Staffing 03/30/2018 NO-AR-18-004 $420,133,963 Open R - 2 -- include Function 1 Scheduler results in headquarters’ annual budget process. Disagree
2017 Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility 06/26/2017 NL-AR-17-008 $2,487,581 Open R - 2 -- Identify and validate specific cost savings to support the $18.5 million Global Positioning System technology investment. Disagree
2018 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to establish controls that flag invalid time codes on Sundays for supervisor correction. In the interim, develop a process to monitor the accuracy of clock rings and hold the delivery management team accountable for ensuring Sunday delivery work hours are charged to the proper operation numbers and labor distribution codes. Disagree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 4 -- Update Mail Transport Equipment Labeler software to resolve the 24-hour system trip update delay. 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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