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
2018 Local Purchases and Payments - Franklin, PA, Post Office 09/20/2018 FCS-FM-18-029 $0 Open R - 2 -- reiterate the requirement to the postmaster to submit Postal Service Form 8231, Vendor Payment 1099 Reporting Form information to Accounting Services when applicable. Agree
2018 Local Purchases and Payments - Franklin, PA, Post Office 09/20/2018 FCS-FM-18-029 $15,915 Open R - 1 -- reiterate to all unit management the policy for using the Postal Service's preferred methods of payment. Agree
2018 Highway Contract Routes Extra Trips - Mid Carolinas District 09/17/2018 NL-AR-18-010 $2,526,951 Open R - 1 -- Ensure authorizing and administrative officials receive training to comply with Management Instruction, PO-530-2017-1, Highway Contract Route Exceptional Service Performance Payment Reconciliation, requirements. Agree
2018 Postal Service Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area 09/17/2018 HR-AR-18-010 $0 Open R - 3 -- Ensure the Counseling At Risk Employees Tracking Tool system includes all eligible employees by conducting periodic reconciliations of employees who meet the program participation criteria with employees who participated in the program. Disagree
2018 Postal Service Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area 09/17/2018 HR-AR-18-010 $0 Open R - 2 -- Include additional data in the Human Resources Safety Dashboard related to serious accident reporting timeliness, and causality of accidents. Agree
2018 Highway Contract Routes Extra Trips - Mid Carolinas District 09/17/2018 NL-AR-18-010 $0 Open R - 3 -- Evaluate recurring extra trips for modification to regular service. Agree
2018 Postal Service Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area 09/17/2018 HR-AR-18-010 $0 Open R - 1 -- Incorporate an area oversight mechanism in the review process to promote compliance and transparency in the timeliness of serious accident investigative report completion. Agree
2018 Postal Service Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area 09/17/2018 HR-AR-18-010 $0 Open R - 4 -- Should assess the available Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety and health training available regarding safety recordkeeping practices and provide applicable refresher training to facility managers in the Great Lakes Area. Disagree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $5,704,439 Open R - 5 -- Provide Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System refresher training to supervisors regarding information and documentation practices. Agree
2018 Review of Availability of Tier 1 Business Critical Services 09/11/2018 IT-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- should establish and document availability targets and acceptable hours for planned and unplanned downtime for each application or service considered to be a Tier 1 business critical service. 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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