Federal Manager's Daily Report

From fiscal 2009 – 2012 the Postal Service experienced a $382 million decrease in its budget for facility repairs, alterations, and capital improvements, resulting in incomplete repairs or unmet capital improvements—and future costs due to unfunded repairs could reach $1.4 billion, the USPS inspector general has said.

It warned in a blog post that the bill is going to come due at some point, noting that some repairs were potential Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations. It was careful add however that the USPS Facilities Department maintains that employees and customers are not in danger, as it prioritizes repairs based on the safety and security of Postal Service property.

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The audit concluded that USPS must develop a strategy to complete all necessary repairs, reallocate funds to complete repairs, and reconcile its prioritization list annually.