The OIG 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 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 Prohibited Inbound International Mailings 07/18/2017 MS-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 3 -- Conduct a formal cost analysis comparing various disposal options for the Postal Service’s handling of prohibited mailings and determine which is the most cost effective. Disagree
2017 Carrier Leave without Pay for Union Activities 07/05/2017 HR-AR-17-008 $90,682 Open R - 1 -- Adhere to the Postal Service policy to assess operational needs prior to granting or denying leave without pay for union activities and communicate deviations to appropriate Operations and Labor Relations personnel. Disagree
2017 Assessing Marketers’ Barriers to Direct Mail 07/05/2017 MS-MA-17-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop and implement a strategy to expand partnerships throughout the marketing industry. Agree
2017 Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility 06/26/2017 NL-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 1 -- Suspend the Global Positioning System (GPS) implementation except for the Enterprise Transportation Analytics (ETA) systems module development and establish initiative milestones in the following sequence: Test and validate the ETA system when all modules are fully operational; Conduct a pilot program with the fully operational ETA system and the GPS trailer units to validate the complete technology solution; Develop a plan with established and validated performance metrics using ETA system and GPS data; and Deploy the remaining GPS units based on decision points from the above analytics. Disagree
2017 Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility 06/26/2017 NL-AR-17-008 $2,487,581 Open R - 2 -- Identify and validate specific cost savings to support the $18.5 million Global Positioning System technology investment. Disagree
2017 Mail Processing Variance Model 06/19/2017 NO-AR-17-010 $0 Open R - 2 -- Evaluate developing specific Mail Processing Variance targets for similar mail processing facilities based on types of mail processed, types of processing machines used, mail volume, and facility size. Agree
2017 Postal Inspection Service Consumer Fraud Fund 05/04/2017 HR-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop formal written procedures for management of Consumer Fraud Fund requests and for tracking, monitoring, and reconciling expenditures. Agree
2017 Postal Inspection Service Consumer Fraud Fund 05/04/2017 HR-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop a requirement to evaluate the effectiveness of Consumer Fraud Fund expenditures using measurable performance goals. Agree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Define business practices and responsibilities for monitoring privileged accounts and implement privileged access management tools. Agree
2017 Privileged Account Management 04/05/2017 IT-AR-17-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop and continuously maintain a complete and accurate listing of privileged accounts for Postal Service systems. 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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