PO closures

Citing a May 15, 2009, letter (pdf, 88pp) from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), regarding possible closures of post office branches (POBs) and stations (POSs), the Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued a report on the proposed closures and issues for Congress. (Attached to the letter was an 87-page list of the 3,105 POBs and POSs being considered for closing.) CRS stated in its Summary:
Federal law requires the USPS to arrange its delivery and service network to most efficiently serve the public. However, the proposed closures may raise a number of issues, including public participation in the closure process, the effects on postal workers, and the possible effects of closures on communities. Congress may wish to consider a variety of measures to address these possible issues.

Post Office and Retail Postal Facility Closures: Overview and Issues for Congress, R40719 (pdf, 19pp/263kB), from Open CRS, July 23, 2009

See earlier post that includes a GAO testimony on USPS's financial problems.

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