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 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 5 -- To establish a process to more efficiently divert packages suspected of containing illicit drugs to centralized inspection locations for evaluation in an isolated and secure site. 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 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 First-Class Mail Service Performance Measurement - Northeast Area 05/22/2018 NO-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- establish an ongoing process to ensure all Hoshin plans are complete and current as required by Postal Service guidance. Disagree
2018 Package Delivery Scanning – Nationwide 10/27/2017 DR-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 5 -- Create a reason code for stop-the-clock scans entered using the manual input mode for the Mobile Delivery Device (MDD) and include this data on the Manual Entries report to track MDD malfunctions by reason codes. Disagree
2018 Flats Sequencing System Performance in the Capital Metro Area 07/26/2018 NO-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2 -- Determine the operational cost and savings Flats Sequencing System (FSS) currently provides to the Postal Service to fully understand the financial and operational impact of FSS on the Postal Service and customers. Disagree
2018 Capital Metro Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review 09/28/2018 IT-AR-18-005 $0 Open R - 3 -- Ensure entrance gates are monitored and have traffic arms, computerized card access systems, and intercoms are installed at the entrance gates. Disagree
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
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
2018 Opioid Safety Preparedness 06/18/2018 HR-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Identify which hazardous and suspicious mail Learning Management System courses should be mandatory, and promote completion to intended employee audiences to reinforce compliance with protocols. 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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