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
2017 Most Favored Customer Pricing 12/14/2016 SM-AR-17-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Enhance existing policy to instruct contracting officers when to include the most favored customer pricing clause, how to implement the clause, as well as to include specific terms and conditions in the contract regarding how the clause will be enforced. Agree
2017 Establishing New Retail Access Points 12/12/2016 MS-AR-17-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Update existing policies for evaluating the need for new retail access points. Agree
2017 Establishing New Retail Access Points 12/12/2016 MS-AR-17-002 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop comprehensive data analytic capabilities across all retail channels to evaluate proposals for new retail access points. Agree
2017 Function 4 Efficiency in the Colorado/Wyoming District 12/08/2016 MS-AR-17-001 $5,301,358 Open R - 1 -- Coordinate units’ integrated operating plans and mail arrival profiles. Agree
2017 Function 4 Efficiency in the Colorado/Wyoming District 12/08/2016 MS-AR-17-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Actively monitor employees to manage workload and ensure they are processing mail efficiently. Agree
2017 Consolidation of Mail for Transportation - Memphis Network Distribution Centers 12/02/2016 NL-AR-17-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Implement the Postal Service Headquarters’ Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility Network’s Standard Operating Procedures, which provides instructions on site reviews and modification decisions. Agree
2017 Consolidation of Mail for Transportation - Memphis Network Distribution Centers 12/02/2016 NL-AR-17-001 $5,816,528 Open R - 3 -- Re-evaluate the need for the Memphis consolidation deconsolidation facilities and modify the contract accordingly. 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 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 Packages Suspected of Containing Marijuana 10/12/2016 HR-AR-17-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop training to ensure responsible personnel understand their roles and responsibilities for identifying, handling, safeguarding, and tracking packages suspected of containing marijuana. Agree

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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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