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 Yearsort descending Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2012 Security of File Transfer Protocol Transmissions 09/12/2012 IT-AR-12-009 $0 Open R - 5 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2012 First-Class Mail on Air Transportation — Assignment by Weight 09/28/2012 NL-AR-12-010 $0 Open R - 1 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2013 Supervisor Workhours and Span of Control 04/04/2013 NO-MA-13-005 $11,955,046 Open R - 2 -- Fill vacant supervisor positions up to the appropriate span of control level and reduce supervisor replacement workhours accordingly. Agree
2014 Consolidation of the Toledo, OH Processing & Distribution Center 08/28/2014 NO-AR-14-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Re-evaluate cost savings to include additional transportation costs and update data as necessary and adjust the Area Mail Processing proposal based on the post-implementation review. Agree
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- Establish a formal oversight process for contracting officers to validate contract drivers have security clearances when renewing contracts. Agree
2015 Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail 08/13/2015 NO-MA-15-004 $0 Open R - 4 -- Establish criteria for determining if the network has stabilized and ensure the criteria are met prior to resuming the Phase II consolidations or conducting any other optimization efforts. Agree
2015 Security Clearances for Postal Service Contract Drivers 11/20/2014 HR-AR-15-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish mandatory and refresher training requirements for Postal Service officials responsible for security clearances to ensure they are aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding the security clearance process. Agree
2015 Area Mail Processing Consolidations 06/05/2015 NO-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Define “substantive change” with respect to changes that warrant revisions to area mail processing feasibility studies and specify timeframes for evaluating a feasibility study to determine whether substantive change(s) occurred. Agree
2015 Badges for Postal Service Contractors 03/06/2015 HR-AR-15-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Provide formal training including periodic refresher training to responsible personnel to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities for managing contractor badges. Agree
2015 Postal Inspection Service Mail Covers Program Phase II 09/15/2015 HR-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish formal procedures to monitor and track accountable mail cover documents for postal inspectors to ensure they are properly completed, submitted, and maintained at the Postal Inspection Service’s Criminal Investigations Service Center (CISC). These procedures should include requiring inspectors to return all mail cover documents to the CISC within 60 days of the mail cover end date. Agree

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