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 Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2018 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Reiterate to delivery personnel the importance of charging work hours to appropriate operation numbers and labor distribution codes. Disagree
2018 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 4 -- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to include a field where managers must annotate reasons for making clock ring adjustments to enhance visibility and oversight and to ensure compliance with policy. Disagree
2018 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 2 -- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to establish controls that flag invalid time codes on Sundays for supervisor correction. In the interim, develop a process to monitor the accuracy of clock rings and hold the delivery management team accountable for ensuring Sunday delivery work hours are charged to the proper operation numbers and labor distribution codes. Disagree
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
2018 Delivery Charge Codes 01/19/2018 CP-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Revise Postal Service guidance to (1) require delivery managers justify and support all clock ring adjustments, (2) include an appropriate retention period for documenting clock ring adjustments, and (3) establish periodic monitoring of clock ring adjustments to ensure employee work hour changes are accurate, justified, and supported. 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
2018 Postal Vehicle Service Fuel Cost and Consumption Strategies 01/03/2018 NL-AR-18-003 $7,718,392 Open R - 3 -- Wvaluate the benefits of telematics in conjunction with Global Positioning System information on all Postal Vehicle Service vehicles. Disagree
2018 Postal Vehicle Service Fuel Cost and Consumption Strategies 01/03/2018 NL-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop a plan including annual targets to reduce the Postal Vehicle Service fleet’s reliance on petroleum-based fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the use of alternative fuels. Disagree
2018 Internal Controls Over Local Purchases and Payments - Hartford, CT, Main Office 12/29/2017 FCS-FM-18-005 $0 Open R - 2 -- Complete and submit the Postal Service Forms 8105-A, Funds Transfer Report, on behalf of the eight recipients that received the no-fee money orders requested by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and reiterate Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements. Agree
2018 Internal Controls Over Local Purchases and Payments – Summerland Key, FL, Post Office 12/27/2017 FCS-FM-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Implement controls to ensure unit management uses the proper payment methods. Disagree

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