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USPS Completes Study on Post Office Consolidation

11/2/2011

The United States Postal Service has completed one of seven studies to analyze the mail processing operations around Indiana for possible consolidation.

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The initial study suggests moving operations in Terre Haute to Indianapolis and Evansville. The consolidation would eliminate 36 positions in Terre Haute and save the Postal Service over $7 million a year.

Spokeswoman Mary Dando says the recommendation is still just in the study process and is not a done deal. With the announcement of the study results comes the public comment period. Dando says the public is encouraged to give comment to postal offices in writing within the next 30 days.

A public comment hearing has been scheduled for November 14th in the Oakley Auditorium at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute. Interested residents who cannot attend the meeting are encourage to submit their comments in writing to Manager, Consumer, and Industry Contact - Greater Indiana District, 3939 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, IN 46298-9661.

Dando says the public comments are an important part of the process and are taken into consideration before a final decision is made.

Public comment will be taken until December 2nd.

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