National League of Postmasters reaction to PO closing list

From the National League of Postmasters:

Today The Post Office released the list of offices that will go through the review process for discontinuance. You can click on this link to see the list. We want to emphasize that this is a review list.

Coming under review doesn’t necessarily mean an office will close. The post office announced in January it was reviewing 1,400 offices for closing. So far 280 have been closed and 200 have finished the review process and will remain open. Of the 1,400 offices announced for review in January, 620 are still in the review process and 300 will move to the new review list.

We are very concerned for those impacted Postmasters and communities. The discontinuance process takes over 120 days, if appealed even longer. We will share the entire discontinuance process shortly. The Post Office will ask for an Advisory Opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today which is another process that needs to be completed. We do not want to give false hope but there is a lot we can do to reduce the overall impact.

We will share more information as it is made available.

via National League of Postmasters – Homepage.

  • Wannetta Cloyd

    Why close the smallest post offices? The savings will only amount to a small amount. The post office in many small towns is the only federal presence that they receive for their tax dollars.

  • Tony

    Why isn’t the Postal Service exploring reduced operational hours in Level 18 and below offices? It’s no big secret that the majority of time in these offices is spent on window operations. There seems to be a reluctance to close these offices at 3:30 pm instead of 5:pm daily.
    Adjust the collection times accordingly and let it fly. We will save 2 hours per day plus lessen the need for ptf usage on the window. Do the math 2 hours x the number of offices across the country five times a week.
    By the way, our window operations are not what they once were in case no one has noticed.
    We still need to reduce the reduncy in management. There are still too many 100k plus jobs out there that we can no longer afford to keep.

  • Underdog

    Yeah, keep cutting access. That seems to have worked so far. Lets contract out more too! Ah, what the heck, we also need more VP’s. Donawhore is an idiot.