The Menlo Park (owned), Excelsior (leased), and Sutter Street (leased) post offices are in the California 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, safety and security standards, and employee working condition requirements at post offices.
We found that building maintenance, safety, and security at the Menlo Park, Excelsior, and Sutter Street post offices did not meet prescribed standards. We identified 50 deficiencies at the three facilities that ranged from minor to more serious violations.