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 Access Issues Identified in the Mail Processing Environment 09/05/2018 IT-MT-18-001 $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 Contractual Support Services for the U.S. Postal Service’s Continuous Improvement Program 08/31/2018 NO-AR-18-009 $9,080,950 Open R - 1 -- Develop and implement specific and measurable goals for the Continuous Improvement Program. Disagree
2018 Contractual Support Services for the U.S. Postal Service’s Continuous Improvement Program 08/31/2018 NO-AR-18-009 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop and implement an oversight plan to ensure proper performance of continuous improvement project documentation reviews and ensure that Office of Continuous Improvement requirements are met before awarding a belt certification. Agree
2018 Review of Perimeter Firewalls 08/24/2018 IT-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 4 -- Evaluate the firewall configurations monthly, as required by policy and configure perimeter firewalls according to internal hardening standards. Agree
2018 Change of Address Identity Verification Internal Controls 08/24/2018 MS-AR-18-005 $0 Open R - 2 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2018 Local Purchases and Payments – Marietta, OH, Post Office 08/24/2018 FCS-FM-18-024 $0 Open R - 3 -- Instruct the postmaster to complete and submit Postal Service Form 8231, Vendor Payment 1099 Reporting Form, to Accounting Services to report the $13,102 vendor service payments. Agree
2018 Review of Perimeter Firewalls 08/24/2018 IT-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Enhance procedures for identifying all publicly available systems and all Transmission Control Protocol ports. Agree
2018 Review of Perimeter Firewalls 08/24/2018 IT-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2018 Change of Address Identity Verification Internal Controls 08/24/2018 MS-AR-18-005 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop and implement a national policy requiring customers to present a government-issued form of identification for review when submitting a hardcopy Change of Address request. Agree
2018 Review of Perimeter Firewalls 08/24/2018 IT-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Identify and document all publicly available systems and all Transmission Control Protocol ports. 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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