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
2019 Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment 10/12/2018 IT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 3 -- include communication protocols in future IV web application configuration reviews and address any control weaknesses identified. Disagree
2019 Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment 10/12/2018 IT-AR-19-001 $0 Open R - 5 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 3 -- Designate an officer to consolidate existing efforts and lead the implementation of a unified, comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the role of the postal network in facilitating illicit drug distribution. Disagree
2018 Capital Metro Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review 09/28/2018 IT-AR-18-005 $0 Open R - 5 -- Complete the capital project to replace the closed-circuit television cameras that were non-operational or displayed unrecognizable images, and install the cameras in the retail area in accordance with Postal Service policy. Agree
2018 Customer Retail Experience 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 2 -- Take steps to cultivate and integrate into daily operations at all retail units a strong retail customer service culture, including assessing individual customer service skills prior to awarding retail associate positions to adequately prepare employees to effectively engage with customers. Disagree
2018 Customer Retail Experience 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-001 $0 Open R - 4 -- Benchmark with organizations known for their positive retail customer experience practices and determine the feasibility of the Postal Service customizing these practices in its retail environment. Agree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 5 -- To establish a process to more efficiently divert packages suspected of containing illicit drugs to centralized inspection locations for evaluation in an isolated and secure site. Disagree
2018 Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers 09/28/2018 FT-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Reestablish ownership or oversight of the Export Controls Program to make decisions for the program. Disagree
2018 Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution 09/28/2018 SAT-AR-18-002 $0 Open R - 7 -- Institute a comprehensive Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies (CMRA) program to increase adherence to existing CMRA procedures and improve existing policies. Specifically, the program should be centralized and automated to ensure postal employees are following CMRA documentation requirements and conducting oversight of CMRAs. Agree
2018 Capital Metro Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review 09/28/2018 IT-AR-18-005 $0 Open R - 3 -- Ensure entrance gates are monitored and have traffic arms, computerized card access systems, and intercoms are installed at the entrance gates. Disagree

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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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