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 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 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 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
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 2 -- Limit user access in GATS to levels appropriate for user oversight responsibilities via automated controls, or compensating manual controls. Disagree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 4 -- Initiate actions to recover the $71,385 in duplicate After 5 payments identified. Agree
2018 Review of Availability of Tier 1 Business Critical Services 09/11/2018 IT-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- should calculate availability in the appropriate management tools, according to Postal Service policy. Agree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 1 -- Modify the Time and Attendance Collection System to leverage automation when processing After 5 payments, or revise the policy regarding the use of Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System to include processing and separately reporting non-grievance payments. Disagree
2018 Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System - Houston District 09/11/2018 HR-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 3 -- Establish a process to ensure compliance with the requirement for higher-level manager review of informal grievance payments exceeding $500. Agree
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

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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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