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 Packages Suspected of Containing Marijuana 10/12/2016 HR-AR-17-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Implement a nationwide policy for handling, tracking, and providing additional security for packages suspected of containing marijuana to reduce the risk of these packages being lost or stolen. The tracking should be comprehensive to include initial retrieval from the mail to resolution, and reporting all packages suspected of being lost or stolen and related employee misconduct to the Office of Inspector General. 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
2016 Management and Oversight of Highway Contract Routes 09/30/2016 NL-AR-16-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Review and determine the adequacy of the administrative official’s oversight of highway contract routes. Agree
2016 Management and Oversight of Highway Contract Routes 09/30/2016 NL-AR-16-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Develop a centralized process, such as an online spreadsheet, for administrative officials to report and contracting officers to manage highway contract route irregularities. Agree
2016 Management and Oversight of Highway Contract Routes 09/30/2016 NL-AR-16-006 $0 Open R - 5 -- Update Postal Service Handbook PO-501, Highway Contract Route (HCR) Administration, to include required annual highway contract route training for administrative officials, enforce the national process for administrative officials to report and contracting officers to manage HCR contractor irregularities, implement an annual policy review process, and ensure the policy is available on the Postal Service’s PolicyNet. Agree
2016 Trailer Lease Reduction Projects 09/30/2016 NL-AR-16-007 $1,591,251 Open R - 1 -- Finish the 11 remaining trailer lease reduction projects as planned by addressing staff changes, inadequate global positioning system information, and ongoing trailer lease contracts revisions. Agree
2016 Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Operations 09/29/2016 NO-AR-16-012 $0 Open R - 4 -- Direct district managers to ensure that plant managers make certain automated processing begins promptly after employees start work. Agree
2016 Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Operations 09/29/2016 NO-AR-16-012 $465,165,928 Open R - 1 -- Reduce 11.5 million workhours from projected fiscal year 2016 levels where possible and when planning for 2017 projected workhours by evaluating operational efficiency, adjusting staffing levels/workhours to workload, and ensuring overtime workhours do not exceed budgeted levels. Agree
2016 Highway Contract Route Survey Compliance - Eastern Transportation Category Management Team 09/28/2016 NL-AR-16-005 $0 Open R - 1 -- Establish formalized annual training for administrative officials on conducting and completing Highway Contract Route surveys. Agree
2016 Highway Contract Route Survey Compliance - Eastern Transportation Category Management Team 09/28/2016 NL-AR-16-005 $237,277,604 Open R - 2 -- Develop a centralized management tool for administrative officials to report and contract officers to manage Highway Contract Route survey compliance. 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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