USPS reviews 5,000 more post offices for reduced hours

August 20, 2015 The Postal Service is working on phase two of POStPlan, its initiative to reduce hours and staffing at half the country’s post offices. From September 2012 through February 2015, the Postal Service implemented phase one — 13,000 small post offices had their hours reduced from eight a day to six, four, or…

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A postmaster has the last word on POStPlan

This is the final week of POStPlan implementation. On February 7, the last of the remaining 13,000 post offices will have their hours reduced, and the last of the remaining postmasters will leave their jobs. The Postal Service postponed the Reduction in Force (RIF) separation date for all remaining impacted POStPlan postmasters from January 9…

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Postal Service workers and rural communities fear post office closures

A cost-reduction plan cuts hours at 9K offices nationwide, stoking fears small towns could see postal services ended By Kayla Gahagan – December 13, 2014 FAIRBURN, South Dakota — Mark Jamison worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. At the end of his career, he made $56,000 a year plus benefits as a…

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APWU: List of PostPlan Offices and Area Locals; RMPOs associated with APOs

From: Clint Burelson Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 9:42 PM To: Clerk Division NBAs Cc: Clerk Department; Regional Coordinators Subject: PostPlan Offices and Area Locals Sisters and Brothers, I am requesting your assistance in determining if any of the PostPlan offices will have bidding between existing installations covered by an Area Local and the new…

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USPS: Post Plan update – Staffing will change at some Remotely Managed Post Offices

The type of employees who perform work in some Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) where hours have been adjusted through the Post Plan will change. Post Offices that are open six hours a day will be staffed by career employees who will work six-hour schedules. The employees will replace part-time non-career employees who currently work…

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Rep. Bill Flores confirms closure of Downtown Bryan, Texas Post Office; Postal officials insist otherwise

(September 21, 2014) The U.S. Postal Service is planning to shut down the Downtown Bryan Post Office due to declining revenues, according to U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, though his offices were not made aware of a timeline. But officials from Post Office Operations in Houston insist the office will remain open for now. The…

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Postal Service to reduce N.D. hours: Heitkamp says it is breaking promise

(September 3, 2014) BISMARCK — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp accused the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday of backtracking on its promise not to cut hours at 30 rural post offices in central and western North Dakota. The Democrat started a “Fix My Mail” initiative in January to gather stories from North Dakotans about problems they…

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Customers take reduced hours at rural post offices in stride

Debbie Winchester has had a box at the Bryantsville Post Office for about 15 years. Nearly every morning about 11:30 on her way home from work at Mclain’s in Nicholasville, Winchester stops by the post office to check her box and talk with Post Mistress Sheila Price and whoever else happens to drop by the…

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