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 Electronic Verification System Internal Controls 09/25/2018 MS-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Some or all of the recommendation is not publicly available due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. Agree
2018 Electronic Verification System Internal Controls 09/25/2018 MS-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 3 -- Instruct management to follow review procedures and develop oversight controls for district business mail entry managers. Agree
2018 U.S. Postal Service Emergency Suspension Process 09/24/2018 SM-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 3 -- take appropriate action to address: (1) facilities stagnate in the discontinuance process, (2) facilities without alternate quarter searches conducted, and (3) the facility with an incorrect recording in the Change Suspension Discontinuance Center. Agree
2018 U.S. Postal Service Emergency Suspension Process 09/24/2018 SM-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- develop standard operating procedures, or enhance current guidance for the emergency suspension process to be more comprehensive in the areas of roles and responsibilities, deliverables, monitoring, and communication protocols. Agree
2018 U.S. Postal Service Emergency Suspension Process 09/24/2018 SM-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- reinforce policy for district personnel who manage emergency suspensions through formal communications and refresher training on the suspension process. 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 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 - 1 -- Incorporate an area oversight mechanism in the review process to promote compliance and transparency in the timeliness of serious accident investigative report completion. Agree
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 $0 Open R - 3 -- Evaluate recurring extra trips for modification to regular service. 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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