Audit of Three Postal Facilities Finds Safety, Security Issues

An inspector general audit of three Postal Service facilities in the Baltimore area found safety issues at all three and security issues at two of them, the latest in a series of such findings.

In the category of safety issues, inspectors found problems such as an restrooms with problems including inoperable urinals, a clogged sink, lack of hot water and a toilet that overflows when flushed; missing, bulging or misaligned ceiling tiles; damaged tiles “with evidence of mold” or that “were at risk of falling on employees”; improper electrical wiring; first aid items that had expired as long ago as 2007; a blocked sprinkler system, and more.

Among the security issues were an inoperable security camera, employee reports of suspicious persons at the rear of the building, and failure to lock vehicles as required in a secured parking lot.

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