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 Year Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2017 Cost Segment 3 - Clerks and Mail Handlers 03/22/2017 CP-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- Enhance the current documented procedures to provide greater transparency into the cost development process and prevent the loss of institutional knowledge. The procedures should include steps for extracting data to perform mail processing cost calculations; a disclosure statement explaining why Management Operating Data System (MODS) data is subject to change; a list of finance numbers to compute cost pool totals; the methodology for aligning MODS operations to cost pools and labor distribution codes; and steps for calculating cost adjustments. Agree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- Reiterate through formal communication the proper inclusion of required contract clauses in the contract language, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure mandatory clauses are included in contracts. Agree
2018 Highway Contract Route Contracting Practices and Conflicts of Interest 10/10/2017 NL-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish, at a minimum, an annual review process to ensure the contracting requirements of Supplying Principles and Practices Section 7.12 are carried out. Disagree
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
2016 Access Controls over Mail Imaging Systems 01/14/2016 IT-AR-16-004 $0 Open R - 4 -- Require users to change passwords for all administrative accounts at least every 30 days and for all non-administrative accounts at least every 90 days for the mail imaging systems. Agree
2017 Mail Collection Box – Management of Service Status 09/08/2017 DR-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Establish national policies or procedures for out-of-service collection boxes to ensure consistent use, duration, and approval levels to maintain complete and updated information in the Collection Point Management System (CPMS). Agree
2018 Package Delivery Scanning – Nationwide 10/27/2017 DR-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Reinforce to delivery unit personnel the importance of adhering to package scanning guidelines. Agree
2015 Area Mail Processing Consolidations 06/05/2015 NO-AR-15-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Include guidelines for determining a timeframe for implementing an area mail processing consolidation once a feasibility study is approved. Agree
2017 Surface Visibility Scanning - Western Area 09/05/2017 NL-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 4 -- Assess the SV scan network environment in all Western Area Processing & Distribution Centers to identify and resolve wireless connectivity issues that affect SV scanning. Disagree
2018 Postal Vehicle Service Fuel Cost and Consumption Strategies 01/03/2018 NL-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Reevaluate their Viability of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Fueled Vehicles Versus Diesel PVS fuel assessment for alternative fuels by considering the replacement of high fuel usage sites within proximity of public CNG refueling. 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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