Friday, July 03, 2009

Are Post Office Closures Next?

Caitlin McDevitt reports on the MSN Money Web site, "As mail volume declines, the US Postal Service could shutter up to 3,200 post offices and retail outlets."

He goes on to say,"As the United States Postal Service, weighed down by a crippling multibillion-dollar deficit, shrinks its operations, post offices across the country are on the chopping block. Each year, hundreds of postal operations shutter, but this coming fall could be the single biggest consolidation in Postal Service history."

According to McDevitt, "Every time a post office is slated for closure or consolidation, the Postal Service is legally obligated to inform its customers well in advance.

Mario Principe, the post office continuance consultant at the National League of Postmasters, is quoted as saying, "There's a very long process that they have to go through. That gives the communities plenty of time, usually at least two months, to stage a rescue."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM