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 Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Election 06/05/2018 NO-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- Esure that management update internal and external website information, including processing instructions and election and political mail coordinator contact information, annually, at a minimum, and no less than six months before a general, midterm, or special election. Agree
2018 Parcel Return Service - Los Angeles District 06/01/2018 MS-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Ensure Parcel Return Service authorization documentation and dispatch logs are up to date and maintained locally at all Return Delivery Unit locations and Return Sectional Center Facilities. Agree
2018 Parcel Return Service - Los Angeles District 06/01/2018 MS-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Implement recurring stand up talks, follow up training, and increased oversight to improve Parcel Return Service mail scanning procedures. Agree
2018 Parcel Return Service - Los Angeles District 06/01/2018 MS-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 3 -- Implement recurring stand-up talks, follow-up training, and increased oversight to improve control procedures to more adequately secure Parcel Return Service mail. Agree
2018 Enterprise Project Management Office - Innovation Pool Fund 05/30/2018 SM-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 1 -- Revise operating procedures to clearly define roles, responsibilities, and a process to validate credits earned for the Innovation Pool Fund. Agree
2018 Enterprise Project Management Office - Innovation Pool Fund 05/30/2018 SM-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 3 -- Update current operating procedures to include periodically evaluating the effectiveness of the Innovation Pool Fund concept to ensure it is cost-justified and promotes fair and competitive contracting practices. Agree
2018 Enterprise Project Management Office - Innovation Pool Fund 05/30/2018 SM-AR-18-003 $0 Open R - 2 -- Update current operating procedures to accurately reflect the approval and fair and reasonable processes for Innovation Pool Fund task orders. Agree
2018 Employee Background Screening: San Francisco, Bay-Valley, and Sierra Coastal Districts 05/29/2018 HR-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 1 -- Institute a standard process to help ensure that pre-employment files are established and maintained along with all required pre-employment documentation in accordance with the retention policy. Agree
2018 Employee Background Screening: San Francisco, Bay-Valley, and Sierra Coastal Districts 05/29/2018 HR-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 3 -- Assess the need for conducting a new electronic National Agency Check with Inquiries.for the 33 missing Certificates of Completion. Agree
2018 Employee Background Screening: San Francisco, Bay-Valley, and Sierra Coastal Districts 05/29/2018 HR-AR-18-004 $0 Open R - 2 -- Implement an oversight process to ensure that district Human Resources officials are validating that Certificates of Completion are in employees’ electronic Official Personnel Folders. 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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