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
2018 Maintenance Optimization - Northeast Area 03/29/2018 NO-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Ensure Human Resources and mail processing facilities coordinate the review of maintenance employee assignments to confirm they are assigned to the correct labor distribution code. Disagree
2018 Maintenance Optimization - Northeast Area 03/29/2018 NO-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish a plan to ensure maintenance supervisors monitor and correct maintenance employee operation number selections as needed so that the correct labor distribution code is used for the work being performed. Disagree
2018 Maintenance Optimization - Northeast Area 03/29/2018 NO-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Establish and communicate to all Northeast Area mail processing facilities a plan that outlines the Labor Distribution Code 37 maintenance optimization initiative, its goals, and how to achieve the associated work hour savings. Disagree
2018 Controls Over Time and Materials Contracts and Labor Hour Contracts 03/26/2018 SM-AR-18-002 $6,402,254 Open R - 2 -- Assess the universe of Time and Materials and Labor Hour Contracts and bring those contracts without Clause 2-38 into compliance; reiterate through formal communication, and refresher training, the proper inclusion of required contract clauses in the contract language for Time and Materials and Labor Hour contracts, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure adherence and accountability for contracting officers. Agree
2018 Controls Over Time and Materials Contracts and Labor Hour Contracts 03/26/2018 SM-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 4 -- Emphasize to contracting officers, through formal communication, the requirements for proper application of the Clause 2-38 payment retainage provision. Agree
2018 Controls Over Time and Materials Contracts and Labor Hour Contracts 03/26/2018 SM-AR-18-002 $98,482,250 Open R - 1 -- Revise policy to better define ceiling price and the requirement to document the ceiling price in the Schedule; reiterate the requirement to contracting officers when executing Time and Materials and Labor Hour contracts. Agree
2018 Controls Over Time and Materials Contracts and Labor Hour Contracts 03/26/2018 SM-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Emphasize to contracting officers, through formal communication, requirements on documenting ceiling price changes in Time and Materials and Labor Hour contracts. Agree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- Reiterate through formal communication the proper inclusion of required contract clauses in the contract language, and revise the current review and approval process to ensure mandatory clauses are included in contracts. Agree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 6 -- Close the remaining six open contracts and reiterate to contract officers the importance of closing contracts properly. Agree
2018 Oversight of Contract Extensions 03/20/2018 SM-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 1 -- Revisepolicy to establish restrictions on the number of option years included after contract award. Disagree

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