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The Times
  • ‘Behind-the-scene’ changes may be coming to post offices

  • Some local post offices may see some “behind-the-scene” changes in the near future, but a U.S. Postal Service official said these changes are not expected to affect service to any USPS customers or to result in lay-offs of any of current Postal Service employees.

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  • Some local post offices may see some “behind-the-scene” changes in the near future, but a U.S. Postal Service official said these changes are not expected to affect service to any USPS customers or to result in lay-offs of any of current Postal Service employees.
    Maureen Marion, a United States Postal Service public affairs specialist, said the postal service is considering consolidating some of its services by having its letter carriers report to post offices in neighboring municipalities.
    She said should this plan go into effect, it would include several upstate post offices.
    “This will help consolidate transportation and handling. As for the actual post office operation, that will remain available to the public,” she said, emphasizing that no post office will be closed under this plan.
    Letter carriers at the Mohawk Post Office would report to the Herkimer location under this plan and letter carriers for the Frankfort Post Office would report to the Ilion location. This may also include letter carriers in New York Mills who would report to the Yorkville location.
    Marion said that no lay-offs were anticipated by moving the letter carriers to a different location.
    Marion also assured that this change would not affect customer service.
    “The mail would still come at the same time,” she said.
    Marion said an official decision has not yet been reached. She said if it does happen, the plan will be in effect by the fall. She said this is one of the institution’s way of looking for “for innovative and creative ways to save money.”
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