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.

Fiscal Year Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Responsesort descending
2018 Electronic Verification System Internal Controls 09/25/2018 MS-AR-18-006 $0 Open 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
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 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Revise Postal Service guidance to (1) require delivery managers justify and support all clock ring adjustments, (2) include an appropriate retention period for documenting clock ring adjustments, and (3) establish periodic monitoring of clock ring adjustments to ensure employee work hour changes are accurate, justified, and supported. Disagree
2019 U.S. Postal Service's Customer Service to Non-English Speaking Customers 11/02/2018 MS-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 5 -- coordinate with the appropriate Postal Service groups to utilize industry best practices for automated self-service machines to expand the available kiosk language content and ensure all included product information is available in Spanish. Disagree
2018 Mail Processing Facilities Staffing 03/30/2018 NO-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- establish nationwide criteria for using Function 1 Scheduler results. Disagree
2017 Prohibited Inbound International Mailings 07/18/2017 MS-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Work with Congress and key stakeholders to clarify legal provisions related to handling prohibited mailings, agency responsibilities, and cost allocation. Disagree
2019 Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment 10/12/2018 IT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- review the controls identified in the Center for Internet Security benchmarks and consider them for inclusion into the published standard. Disagree
2018 Opioid Safety Preparedness 06/18/2018 HR-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Reinforce current suspicious mail protocols and issue communication specific to synthetic opioids to all employees. Disagree
2018 Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area and Capping Report 04/12/2018 NL-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Develop procedures to ensure mail container visibility during Mail Transport Equipment Labeler system trip updates. Disagree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 Open 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

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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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