Video: Politics delaying consolidation of Florence, SC mail processing plant

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The Florence mail processing and distribution facility now has three more months before it’s scheduled to be completely relocated to Columbia. Political pressure from Congress has caused the United States Postal Service to delay the consolidation of a total of 82 processing facilities from January 15, to April 18, according to…

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Concerns over Eureka, CA mail sorting operation move to Medford, OR

Officials worried about impact on jobs, delivery, election ballots With the decision to move mail sorting operations from Eureka to Oregon, community members and officials have voiced concerns over how it will impact residents, businesses, post office employees and mail delivery. U.S. Postal Service spokesman James Wigdel said the overall impact of the move to…

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USPS to close Madison facility, 3 others

MADISON, Wis. – The U.S. Postal Service plans to close four Wisconsin distribution centers, including one in Madison. The Madison facility is on a consolidation list posted at the Post Office website. A letter to customers posted on the USPS website states the consolidation of 82 facilities nationwide will begin in January 2015 and be…

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Bryan County post offices at risk for closure

The Durant post office may see more traffic if two Bryan County post offices are closed following a study by the U.S. Postal Service. Mead and Cartwright post offices could be closed after hearings on both offices. Residents said they were notified by letter from the postal service about the upcoming changes. The letter also…

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OIG Report: Southeastern Pennsylvania P & DC Consolidation

BACKGROUND: The U.S. Postal Service continues to aggressively cut costs. Its efforts include consolidating the mail processing network to align it with reduced mail volume and a smaller workforce. This report responds to a request from Congressman James Gerlach of Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District regarding redistribution of processing functions of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Processing and…

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Pittsburgh Mail Problems Persist, Some Ends Up In Garbage

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One day recently, Al Gameos got mail in Wilkinsburg, but none of it was his. “I got three different pieces of mail from three different streets,” he said. On the Northside, Paul Pongrace says mixed up mail has forced people to become carriers themselves. “People in the area are walking from one…

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Rep. Pascrell Urges Postmaster General to Retain Carlstadt Post Office

May 7, 2014 | Press Release U.S. Postal Service considering permanent closure of facility WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) urged U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to keep the Carlstadt Post Office open following a destructive fire that gutted the facility. USPS recently announced in a letter to…

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