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
2017 Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility 06/26/2017 NL-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Suspend the Global Positioning System (GPS) implementation except for the Enterprise Transportation Analytics (ETA) systems module development and establish initiative milestones in the following sequence: Test and validate the ETA system when all modules are fully operational; Conduct a pilot program with the fully operational ETA system and the GPS trailer units to validate the complete technology solution; Develop a plan with established and validated performance metrics using ETA system and GPS data; and Deploy the remaining GPS units based on decision points from the above analytics. Disagree
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
2018 Internal Controls Over Local Purchases and Payments – Summerland Key, FL, Post Office 12/27/2017 FCS-FM-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Implement controls to ensure unit management uses the proper payment methods. 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
2017 Mobile System Review 09/21/2017 IT-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Review user accounts with access to the mobile Point-of-Sale application and disable or remove any unnecessary accounts; and implement a process to ensure accounts are maintained in accordance with Postal Service policy. Disagree
2018 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Reiterate to delivery personnel the importance of charging work hours to appropriate operation numbers and labor distribution codes. Disagree
2017 Delayed Mail Validation 08/10/2017 NO-AR-17-011 $0 Open R - 3 -- establish a formal process to integrate data from the Mail History Tracking System and Enterprise Data Warehouse, specifically delayed mail and mail processed after the processing cut-off time, into the Mail Condition Reporting System. Disagree
2017 Prohibited Inbound International Mailings 07/18/2017 MS-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 3 -- Conduct a formal cost analysis comparing various disposal options for the Postal Service’s handling of prohibited mailings and determine which is the most cost effective. Disagree
2017 Assessing Postal Service Employee Engagement Activities 09/21/2017 HR-AR-17-013 $0 Open R - 1 -- Require managers and supervisors to create action plans to address Postal Pulse Survey results and implement a process to monitor and assess progress on the activities identified in action plans. Disagree
2018 Postal Vehicle Service Fuel Cost and Consumption Strategies 01/03/2018 NL-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Reevaluate their Viability of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Fueled Vehicles Versus Diesel PVS fuel assessment for alternative fuels by considering the replacement of high fuel usage sites within proximity of public CNG refueling. Disagree

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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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