The Cochituate, Winchester, and John F. Kennedy Post Offices are in the Massachusetts-Rhode Island 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 Cochituate, Winchester, and John F. Kennedy post offices did not meet prescribed standards. We identified 53 deficiencies (17 were corrected during our site visit) at the three facilities that ranged from minor to more serious violations.
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Source: USPS Office of Inspector General