Post Office Relocations: Having Your Say

People care a lot about their local post offices, at least if the number of news stories on the topic and the comments we receive on our blog and Audit Project pages are indications.

For some, the neighborhood Post Office serves as everything from the source of a community’s name and identity, to a spot where neighbors can connect and keep track of each other. Of course the Post Office is also the place where folks drop off holiday goodies and care packages, or buy stamps and other mailing supplies. And rentable Post Office boxes create physical addresses for local entrepreneurs.

 

Should the Postal Service continue its consolidation plan?

It’s baaack.

Network consolidation will return in January 2015, a year after going on hiatus. The U.S. Postal Service announced recently that it would resume consolidations, closing up to 82 mail processing facilities. This second phase of the network consolidations should be done prior to the 2015 fall mailing season.

The Postal Service expects the changes to yield $750 million in annual savings and to affect about 15,000 employees. In 2012 and 2013, the Postal Service consolidated 141 mail processing facilities, resulting in cost savings of about $865 million.

 

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  • 3 days 1 hour ago
    Roberta I know how you must feel because I am going to the same thing but I assure you that if you file online complaint in the proper way your matter will be addressed I currently have two cases...
  • 4 days 5 hours ago
    Hello, Amber. Thanks for your message. We are an independent agency of the Postal Service and unfortunately can't help with delayed mail or packages. You can file a complaint with the Postal...

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