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 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 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 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 - 2 -- Identify and document all publicly available systems and all Transmission Control Protocol ports. 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 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 Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office 08/10/2018 HR-AR-18-008 $0 Open R - 2 -- Implement and communicate a process for district Human Resources personnel to timely identify and pay current, newly hired, and converted rural carriers their bonuses under the May 17, 2014, Memorandum of Understanding. Agree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $0 Open R - 2 -- The Manager, Greater Boston District, establish a formal oversight process at the district and facility levels to ensure supervisors disallow time, delete clock rings, and extend lunches properly. Disagree
2018 Marketing Mail Letters Workshare Discounts 08/01/2018 CP-AR-18-006 $0 Open R - 1 -- Direct the Manager, Cost Attribution, to document the periodic review of non-recurring inputs in the Marketing Mail letters cost model, to include conducting and maintaining documentation of cost-benefit and sensitivity analyses. Agree
2018 Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District 08/01/2018 HR-AR-18-007 $20,345 Open R - 1 -- Improve training to supervisors to include procedures for disallowing time, deleting clock rings and extending lunch times. Disagree

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