U.S. Postal Works to Keep Rural Post Offices Open

By: Bethany Anderson Email
By: Bethany Anderson Email

(Dothan, AL)--The U.S. Postal Service is backing off its original plan to shut down thousands of post offices in rural America.

On Wednesday, the organization announced a plan that would keep the existing Post Office in place, but would modify retail window hours to match customer use.

"We're discontinuing the process we've applied to the 3,700 post offices and we'll begin a new process that gives communities the option to maintain their post office," said Megan Brennan, Postal Service Chief Operating Officer.

The adjustments will force thousands of postal service employees to switch from full-time to part-time shifts.

The new strategy will be implemented over a two year period and is estimated to save the Postal Service around a half billion dollars annually.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Tom Location: Enterprise on May 19, 2012 at 07:29 PM
    Stick with the initial plan and close the thousands of Post Offices, like Jack, Coffee Springs, Chancellor, New Brockton etc...... Be a leader instead of typical bureaucrat and make the tough but right decision.

WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 150880425 - wtvy.com/a?a=150880425
Gray Television, Inc.