Changes for the U.S. Postal Service

POSTED BY: Brittany Harris
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 06:07 PM
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U.S. Postal Service

The local post office may be seeing some changes.

The U.S. Postal Service recently reported its 2010 financial results showing a net loss of $8.5 billion for the fiscal year that ended on September 30th. The government agency is attempting to find ways to keep costs down without raising rates.

"We're looking at what we call an area mail processing study and nothing is final right now, but organizationally, we have lost 20% of our first class volume," said District Manager Dr. Joshua Colin

Colin said if the study is approved, than there would be some behind the scene restructuring of operations in our area, which would have little impact on current employees with no lay-offs. He said there are a number of factors affecting the decline in revenue.

"Internet diversion, generational gaps, this is a day of tweeting, texting, and if you look at the generational gap right now, a lot of people don't mail letters first class mail."

He said they are continuing to look into this study to find out if its the best solution. The Postal Service is a self-supporting government enterprise and receives no tax dollars.

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