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 ascending
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish a process to ensure compliance with the requirement for higher-level manager review of informal grievance payments exceeding $500. Agree
2018 Facility Security at Network Distribution Centers 12/27/2017 HR-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish an oversight mechanism to promote accountability and help ensure compliance with the Vulnerability Risk Assessment Tool requirements. Agree
2017 Mobile System Review 09/21/2017 IT-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 5 -- Implement security standards for the mobile Point-of-Sale devices and application. Agree
2018 Enterprise Project Management Office - Innovation Pool Fund 05/30/2018 SM-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Update current operating procedures to include periodically evaluating the effectiveness of the Innovation Pool Fund concept to ensure it is cost-justified and promotes fair and competitive contracting practices. Agree
2018 National Recycling Program 02/22/2018 HR-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Iimplement a control or oversight mechanism to validate accuracy of general ledger account entries, reiterate standard operating procedure guidance to appropriate personnel, and provide additional general ledger account entry training, as necessary. Agree
2017 Use of Independent Contractor Studies 10/14/2016 CP-AR-17-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish a retention policy for contracted external studies. Agree
2019 Tort Claims Management - Capital and Houston Districts 11/26/2018 DR-AR-19-001 $421,952 Open R - 1 -- conduct periodic management review of the tort claims process to ensure tort claim coordinators are adjudicating claims in accordance with Handbook PO-702, Tort Claims. Agree
2018 Tort Claims Management - Western Area 05/09/2018 DR-AR-18-004 $97,409 Open R - 1 -- issue a directive instructing districts to ensure tort claim payments and related supporting documentation are reviewed periodically. Agree
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Require passwords for all mail imaging systems accounts in accordance with Handbook AS-805. Agree
2019 Controls over Release of Personnel Information 12/14/2018 SAT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- require the Privacy and Records Management Office staff to handle all official personnel files when responding to requests for personnel information until the Standing Operating Procedures HR-HQ Requests for Personnel Records are fully implemented and Human Resources Headquarters staff are fully trained on the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act. Agree


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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