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 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 Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office 08/10/2018 HR-AR-18-008 $1,920 Open R - 4 -- Develop a strategy, to include management training, to increase employee engagement at the Dickinson Post Office. Disagree
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
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
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to leverage automation when processing After 5 payments, or revise the policy regarding the use of Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System to include processing and separately reporting non-grievance payments. 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 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
2018 Terminal Handling Services - Southern Area 07/27/2018 NL-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Ensure all Southern Area mail processing facilities follow their respective volume arrival profiles. Disagree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Designate an officer to consolidate existing efforts and lead the implementation of a unified, comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the role of the postal network in facilitating illicit drug distribution. Disagree
2017 Delayed Inbound International Mail 09/07/2017 MS-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop a mechanism for incorporating available data into its inbound mail monitoring and reporting processes. 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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