Serrano to introduce legislation halting sale of historic post offices; OIG report due next week

April 18, 2014

Congressman José Serrano will introduce legislation halting the sale of historic post offices until the Postal Service implements the recommendations outlined in the new report by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.  

Serrano's press release also reveals that next week the USPS Office of Inspector General will release its long awaited audit report on the disposal and preservation of historic post offices.  (We've also heard much the same in response to an email inquiry to the OIG.)  

The OIG audit began in July 2013, and it was supposed to be complted by October.  The report apparently got more complicated than the OIG anticipated, and it has taken much longer than three months.  (There's a post about the report here.)

Whether the ACHP report and OIG audit will motivate Congress to pass legislation or stop the Postal Service from proceeding with the sales remains to be seen.  Serrano's press release is here.

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