• Project Title:
  • Postal Service Roofing Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • May 2018

The Postal Service is responsible for approximately 195 million square feet of roofing across 8,300 owned facilities. That’s $3 billion worth of roofing. The Postal Service launched the Roof Asset Management Program to reduce the number of roof replacements, prevent leaks, and to keep facilities dry. This included initial assessments of every Postal Service-owned building, establishing preventive maintenance schedules, and taking sustainable corrective actions to fix roofing problems.

  • Are you aware of a roofing problem at your Postal Service facility, which has caused water to leak inside the building or resulted in additional damage to the roof?
  • What actions has the Postal Service taken to reduce costs and extend the life expectancy associated with roofing at their owned facilities?
  • Is the roofing preventive maintenance program cost-effective in identifying roofing issues before extensive damage occurs, and does the program provide timely repairs and alterations at owned facilities?

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  • anon

    Have you reported a roofing issue at a Postal Service facility and nothing was done to address the problem?

    Jan 07, 2018
  • anon

    Hi, Three times now I filled out a YELLOW form to have my Mail held. I dropped it off at the Post Office, When I got back, my mail was jammed in to the box at the condo complex where I live. How come NOBODY there at the Post Office pays any attention to the HELD mail. This happens at the PEAVINE STATION here in Northwest Reno, Nv., There is a rumor that there are a lot of PROBLEMS at this Station.

    Jan 02, 2018
  • anon

    Management has reduced field maintenance so much that getting time to get on roofs and evaluate the condition of a roof simply doesn't happen. The Matthews, NC post office has had leaking issues for years right down onto the lobby and by the front door. A request was submitted for a new roof 2-3 years ago and still nothing. The field maintenance positions isn't just a job issue, these positions are on the front lines and they don't have the time to evaluate the condition of our owned properties. The same review could be done about air conditioners, local maintenance management has removed changing filters and regular scheduled service. They simply wait until the units just stop working and then its weeks working in extreme heat until something is done. As a custodian (now retired) I saw first hand what happens when you ignore our buildings.

    Dec 20, 2017
  • anon

    Mr. Moyer, the audit team appreciates your comment to this article and will evaluate the specific situation that is mentioned based on time and resources. We plan to conduct a nationwide review of the roofing preventive maintenance program for Postal Service owned facilities to determine its overall effectiveness in identifying potential roofing issues and also in increasing the life expectancy of the roofs.

    Jan 07, 2018

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