Savings Impact Model (SIM)

$-5,508,000,000

Postal Service's Total Loss for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

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OIG Audit Recommendations


$-5,508,000,000

Total Impact on FY 2014 Budget


Actual impact achieved may be affected by the extent of implementation as well as the actual implementation approach. Aggregation of multiple reports could exaggerate potential cost savings and/or revenue increases.

  • City Carrier Management and Compensation
    (Cost savings: $1,300,000,000 • December 2, 2014)
  • Customer Retention
    (Cost savings: $293,137,011 • September 25, 2014)
  • Business Service Network
    (Cost savings: $381,982,243 • July 9, 2014)
  • Highway Contract Routes – Miles per Gallon Assessment
    (Cost savings: $143,374,502 • May 27, 2014)
  • Using U.S. Postal Service-Specific Assumptions for Calculating the Civil Service Retirement System Liability
    (Cost savings: $130,000,000 • September 27, 2013)
  • Using U.S. Postal Service-Specific Assumptions for Calculating the Federal Employees Retirement System Liability
    (Cost savings: $948,000,000 • September 27, 2013)
  • Revenue Generation Patents
    (Cost savings: $183,382,092 • September 26, 2013)
  • Assessment of Overall Plant Efficiency 2013
    (Cost savings: $628,670,104 • September 26, 2013)
  • Postal Service Injury Compensation Program
    (Cost savings: $85,816,025 • July 25, 2013)
  • Small Business Growth
    (Cost savings: $270,091,317 • June 20, 2013)
  • Flat-Shaped Mail Costs
    (Cost savings: $129,577,343 • January 4, 2013)
  • Carrier Optimal Routing System Phase ll
    (Cost savings: $85,986,291 • August 21, 2012)
  • Pension and Retiree Health Care Funding Levels
    (Cost savings: $760,000,000 • June 18, 2012)
  • Package Delivery Growth
    (Cost savings: $646,535,774 • May 4, 2012)
  • Contracting Opportunities and Impact of the Service Contract Act
    (Cost savings: $675,436,344 • November 2, 2011)
  • Postal Service Work Rules and Compensation Systems
    (Cost savings: $2,591,971,598 • September 19, 2011)
  • Nationwide Facility Optimization
    (Cost savings: $199,234,750 • August 26, 2011)
  • Modes of Delivery
    (Cost savings: $4,502,572,887 • July 7, 2011)
  • New Approaches to Reduce Costs
    (Cost savings: $146,688,618 • June 14, 2011)
  • Postal Service Patent Management Continuation
    (Cost savings: $513,569,667 • April 8, 2011)
  • Substantial Savings Available by Prefunding Pensions and Retirees' Health Care at Benchmarked Levels
    (Cost savings: $7,057,480,614 • November 23, 2010)
  • Summary of Substantial Overfunding and Postal Service Pension and Retiree Health Care Funds
    (Cost savings: $955,999,752 • September 30, 2010)
  • Impact of Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Price Caps
    (Cost savings: $1,956,570,000 • September 27, 2010)
  • Follow-Up Review of the Postal Service's Employee Benefit Programs
    (Cost savings: $705,425,522 • September 3, 2010)

Historical Audit Reports

Audit reports reflected in the model have been either implemented by the Postal Service and their savings reflected in Postal Service's budget or require legislative action to fully address the issue.

  • U.S. Postal Service’s Use of Employees in Rehabilitation Status
    (Cost savings: $37,101,917 • August 27, 2012)
  • Assessment of Overall Plant Efficiency 2012
    (Cost savings: $664,997,872 • April 27, 2012)
  • National Assessment of City Delivery Efficiency 2011 - Office Performance
    (Cost savings: $88,192,128 • July 19, 2011)
  • City Delivery Operations Workforce Planning
    (Cost savings: $146,242,868 • November 22, 2010)
  • Civil Service Retirement System Overpayment by the Postal Service
    (Cost savings: $8,900,000,000 • June 18, 2010)