USPS tells apartment owners: convert to centralized delivery now or it will cost you later
The National Multi Housing Council is seeking clarification on a notice received by some apartment owners telling them that they should “request” conversion to outdoor centralized delivery units now, or risk having to pay for new delivery units later. The organization posted a copy of a letter from the USPS St Louis District to the St Louis Apartment Association which includes this warning about the USPS’s “radical” plan:
This program is funded by the US Postal Service Headquarters, it is our understanding that IF or WHEN the Postal Services [sic] decided to go to a more radical approach of unilaterally requiring properties to convert, that the funding will not be available to purchase the equipment. I implore you all to contact me at you [sic] earliest convenience so that we may begin the process of converting your properties.
While the USPS has for a long time required centralized delivery in new buildings and developments, it says that revisions it made to the Postal Operations Manual last year give it the authority to change existing delivery modes as well.