In a letter to the USPS Manager of OSHA Coordination, OSHA wrote:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Corporate participant on April 12, 2005, for a period of 60 months.
As we have discussed, OSHA remains concerned about the USPS’s commitment to the VPP Corporate, and the organization’s meeting the requirements and criteria for participation. As a result, OSHA has decided not to renew the USPS’s participation in VPP Corporate.
Current USPS VPP sites will maintain their VPP status as long as they adhere to all site-based requirements. In the future, USPS VPP applicants must apply using the site-based application process. If you have any questions, please contact Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at (202) 693-2200.