Background

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). 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 selected the Greenville Station A Post Office based on interior square footage, the number of maintenance requests, and repair and maintenance spending. We selected the Simpsonville and Easley post offices based on their proximity to the Greenville Station A Post Office. In addition, we reviewed Postal Service systems to identify maintenance issues and analyzed documentation for deficiencies. We conducted site visits from January 26-28, 2021.

We found that building maintenance, safety, and security at the Greenville Station A, Simpsonville, and Easley post offices did not meet prescribed standards. We identified 49 deficiencies at the three facilities that ranged from minor to more serious violations.

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