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 Delayed Inbound International Mail 09/07/2017 MS-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop a mechanism for incorporating available data into its inbound mail monitoring and reporting processes. Disagree
2017 Highway Contract Route Irregularity Reporting - Jacksonville Network Distribution Center 09/07/2017 NL-AR-17-010 $0 Open R - 3 -- Amend the Electronic Records Information Management System Postal Service Form 5500, Contract Route Irregularity Report, retention schedule from one-year to match Highway Contract Route contract terms. Disagree
2017 Oversight of Contracting Officer Authority 09/06/2017 SM-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 3 -- If CAMS systems controls are deemed not feasible to implement, design mitigating controls to prevent contracting officers from committing contract actions that exceed their delegated contracting authority, to include: a. Expanding the quarterly compliance review process to include sampling from all contracting actions, or b. Adopting the Facilities portfolio practice of conducting quarterly reconciliations of contracting actions with the contracting officer list, or c. Restricting contracting officers from exceeding their authorized delegation of authority for all contract actions except indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contracts and ordering agreements. Agree
2017 Surface Visibility Scanning - Western Area 09/05/2017 NL-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 4 -- Assess the SV scan network environment in all Western Area Processing & Distribution Centers to identify and resolve wireless connectivity issues that affect SV scanning. Disagree
2017 City Carriers Returning After Six PM - Bay Valley District 08/30/2017 DR-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 4 -- Develop and execute a plan to review current package volume data for city delivery units, beginning with the oldest route adjustment dates and modify route base package volumes and route values through the Route Count and Inspection process or minor route adjustments. Agree
2017 Field Material Handling Projects 08/23/2017 NO-AR-17-012 $0 Open R - 4 -- Develop and implement a supervisory process to ensure that the Manager, Network Operations Engineering, provides the oversight needed to ensure field material handling project performance tracking is conducted after implementation in accordance with policy. Agree
2017 Delayed Mail Validation 08/10/2017 NO-AR-17-011 $0 Open R - 3 -- establish a formal process to integrate data from the Mail History Tracking System and Enterprise Data Warehouse, specifically delayed mail and mail processed after the processing cut-off time, into the Mail Condition Reporting System. Disagree
2017 Appointment of Contracting Officers' Representatives 08/07/2017 SM-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 4 -- Update the Contract Authoring Management System with current contracting officers and contracting officers’ representatives information and ensure that information is accurately completed by mandating completion of the fields noted in our review. Agree
2017 Appointment of Contracting Officers' Representatives 08/07/2017 SM-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 5 -- Develop a process to timely notify contracting officers when contracting officers’ representatives are reassigned or have resigned. Agree
2017 Appointment of Contracting Officers' Representatives 08/07/2017 SM-AR-17-006 $361,759,002 Open R - 2 -- Validate contracting officers’ representatives (COR) appointments are official via COR letters of appointments. Agree


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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