The postal service has scheduled a news conference for 10 AM EDT to announce new plans for maintaining rural services. Rumors have been circulating on the Internet about the possible elimination of many postmaster positions in small offices, and the postmasters’ organization NAPUS told its members last night to expect “an important nationwide announcement”. Save the Post Office has more details on what the Postmasters were told yesterday.
From the Washington Post:
The U.S. Postal Service intends to announce Wednesday that it has found a way to save hundreds of rural post offices it had planned to close, in part by cutting hours of the postmasters and other workers that staff them, postal and congressional officials said.
Postal officials have scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Wednesday to announced details of a new strategy to maintain rural service and possibly keep additional post offices open, by reduced hours and other strategies.