USPS OIG: Underground Storage Tanks

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in managing its underground storage tank (UST) program. As of May 2018, the Postal Service had 145 active and 35 inactive tanks in the UST program. Active USTs contain fuel (gasoline and diesel) to power generators and its fleet of vehicles. USTs are designated as…

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USPS: Pest Management Update

The use of rodent control (e.g., mice, rats) “glue or sticky” traps is prohibited in all Postal Service™ facilities. For pest prevention and suppression, the Postal Service currently manages the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, which implements cost-effective, environmentally sound pest control practices that emphasize nonchemical control techniques over chemical control techniques. The IPM program…

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Postal Bulletin: October is National Energy Action Month

In addition to being Energy Action Month, October is also the beginning of the fiscal year (FY) for the U.S. Postal Service®. At the Office of Sustainability, we believe the new fiscal year is a great time to examine our past successes and plan for the future (see about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/green/report/2016/). The following are noteworthy achievements in…

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