Background

The Whitley City (leased), Monticello (owned), and West Somerset (owned) post offices are in the Kentucky – West Virginia 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 and safety at the Whitley City, Monticello, and West Somerset post offices did not meet prescribed standards. We identified 42 deficiencies (16 were corrected during or after our site visits) at the three facilities that ranged from minor to more serious violations. We did not identify any security issues at the three facilities.

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