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
2017 Delayed Inbound International Mail 09/07/2017 MS-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 2 -- Develop a mechanism for incorporating available data into its inbound mail monitoring and reporting processes. Disagree
2017 Application Programming Interface Strategy 09/07/2017 IT-AR-17-006 $0 Open R - 2 -- Conduct a periodic benchmark against competitors to identify Application Programming Interface services that could be feasible to offer to external customers. Agree
2017 Oversight of Contracting Officer Authority 09/06/2017 SM-AR-17-008 $20,305,340 Open R - 1 -- Ratify the 13 unauthorized contractual commitments identified in the audit. Agree
2017 Facility Condition Reviews - Pacific Area 09/06/2017 SM-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 5 -- Establish an oversight mechanism to ensure that local management at retail facilities adhere to Postal Service policies and procedures relating to: -Maintenance and housekeeping standards to improve the customer retail experience. -Maintenance and inspection of fire extinguishers. -Security standards for facilities and vehicles to protect Postal Service employees, property, and the mail. -Consistent display of required posters so they are available to employees. -Maintenance of devices and ramps that are installed for handicap accessibility. Agree
2017 Oversight of Contracting Officer Authority 09/06/2017 SM-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 3 -- If CAMS systems controls are deemed not feasible to implement, design mitigating controls to prevent contracting officers from committing contract actions that exceed their delegated contracting authority, to include: a. Expanding the quarterly compliance review process to include sampling from all contracting actions, or b. Adopting the Facilities portfolio practice of conducting quarterly reconciliations of contracting actions with the contracting officer list, or c. Restricting contracting officers from exceeding their authorized delegation of authority for all contract actions except indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contracts and ordering agreements. Agree
2017 Facility Condition Reviews - Pacific Area 09/06/2017 SM-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 1 -- Develop and implement an action plan to address all building safety and security, maintenance, workplace environment and violence policy, and handicap accessibility issues identified during our review. This plan should include a timeline for completing items. Agree
2017 Facility Condition Reviews - Pacific Area 09/06/2017 SM-AR-17-007 $0 Open R - 6 -- Provide safety inspection training to district safety personnel and local management. Agree
2017 Oversight of Contracting Officer Authority 09/06/2017 SM-AR-17-008 $0 Open R - 2 -- Assess the feasibility of using the systems controls in the Contract Authoring and Management System to prevent contracting officers from committing contract actions that exceed their delegated contracting authority. Agree
2017 Surface Visibility Scanning - Western Area 09/05/2017 NL-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 4 -- Assess the SV scan network environment in all Western Area Processing & Distribution Centers to identify and resolve wireless connectivity issues that affect SV scanning. Disagree
2017 Surface Visibility Scanning - Western Area 09/05/2017 NL-AR-17-009 $0 Open R - 3 -- Direct district managers to ensure that all Processing & Distribution Center managers adjust staffing and scheduling to ensure adequate coverage during peak Surface Visibility scanning periods. 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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