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USPS files final rule on new procedures for PO staffing and closings

From the National League of Postmasters:

Postal Service files for final rule with regard to 39 CFR Part 241

On Wednesday, October 26 the Postal Service filed a final rule with the Federal Register amending regulations with regard to Post Office closings. This final rule adopts changes to the staffing of Post Offices and to the definition of “consolidation”. The proposed changes would be effective December 1, 2011.

This is a very serious amendment to regulations impacting Postmasters and Post Offices. The LEAGUE and NAPUS has been in contact with our legal counsel and they are reviewing the proposed change. We will be discussing all options available to us. As more information becomes available we will bring you up to date.

The following is the history of the proposed rules changes.

April 28, 2011 the two organizations sent a letter to the PRC expressing our views on the proposed changes along with a legal opinion letter from Hal Hughes former General Counsel to the Postal Service…

May 23, 2011 the LEAGUE and NAPUS two retired Postmasters filed a formal complaint before the Postal Regulatory Commission PRC…

July 14, 2011 – Post Office issues Publication on Final Rule on Retail Discontinuance Actions…

via National League of Postmasters – Homepage.

  • Gregg

    More proof that the USPS can do about anything that want to. This final rule means more closings and less and less employees.Postmasters included.Also,many CPU and the so called “Village Post Offices”,which are not really Post Offices at all.You can thank Mr.Donahoe for this.It seems that their is nothing we can do as USPS employees to stop the dismantling of the Postal Service.It’s like,job well done,but you are no longer needed.Thanks Pat!! You should be ashamed!!

  • Hartford employee

    Can you imagine if they let UPS stores become village post offices?! Then its really over! There will be no need for ANY postal window units!

  • Jack

    The shoe is on the other foot for postmasters and supervisors, how does it feel?

  • Postal Retireee

    Small towns with nonrevenue producing post offices that don’t have grocery stores, and believe me there are many. Why can’t the people from these towns do their postal business in the same town they buy groceries in. Come on, the postal service is broke, something has to be done. And, do we really need Saturday delivery, not.