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 Numbersort descending Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2016 U.S. Postal Service Building Occupancy Data 12/08/2015 CP-AR-16-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Establish documented procedures for updating facility space usage data on an annual basis and establish criteria for determining when to conduct new facility space usage studies. Agree
2016 U.S. Postal Service Building Occupancy Data 12/08/2015 CP-AR-16-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Conduct and document a new facility space usage study that reflects current network and facility operations. Agree
2016 Postmaster Cost Segment 09/08/2016 CP-AR-16-010 $0 Open R - 3 -- Communicate to the Postal Regulatory Commission the status of the Post Office Structure Plan and develop a timeline and approach for updating the postmaster variability study. Agree
2017 Use of Independent Contractor Studies 10/14/2016 CP-AR-17-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Store and share final study results in a centralized location accessible to an identified level of management. 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
2017 Cost Segment 3 - Clerks and Mail Handlers 03/22/2017 CP-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop enhanced procedures or system capabilities to limit or track Management Operating Data System (MODS) data adjustments made after the fiscal year closing period. Until the enhancements are made, include the MODS data file and the date it was extracted with the Cost Segment 3 Cost Pools and Other Related Information in future Annual Compliance Report filings to enhance transparency of the cost development process. Agree
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 Accuracy of In-Office Cost System Data 10/18/2017 CP-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Establish automated controls in the Computerized On-site Data Entry System Web-Based Unit that validate In-Office Cost System telephone readings are rescheduled according to policy. Agree
2018 Accuracy of In-Office Cost System Data 10/18/2017 CP-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- Confirm the completeness of the final In-Office Cost System data set used for cost attribution prior to submission to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Agree
2018 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 5 -- Establish automated controls that ensure delivery supervisors identify missing and incorrect end tour clock rings and make the necessary and timely corrections in the Time and Attendance Collection System. Disagree

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