Post Office in Corte Madera, CA, to close

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service is closing the post office at 7 Pixley Ave. in Corte Madera, Calif., sometime over the coming months. The town manager was informed earlier this summer that the Postal Service planned to “bifurcate” window services and the delivery operation. Carriers will be relocated to other offices, and the retail operation will be relocated to a smaller facility. … Read More

PRC dismisses appeal on closing of the Westbrookville post office

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The community post office in Westbrookville, New York, closed on Thursday, June 29. The Postal Service had given customers one day’s notice. Some of the customers filed an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission saying that they had not been giving sufficient prior notification and that receiving mail through the Otisville Post Office would be stressful and inconvenient due to … Read More

USPS temporarily suspends retail operations at 2 Houston locations with ‘safety’ in mind

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

KTRK: Heads up if you planned to stop at the post office — the United States Postal Service says it has temporarily suspended retail operations at two different locations in Houston. The Medical Center Post Office and the Greens North Post Office have been closed. Their addresses are: 7205 Almeda Road, Houston, Texas 77054 1530 Greensmark Drive, Houston, Texas 77067 … Read More

Officials, Public Demands USPS Re-Open Shuttered Sound Beach Post Office or Find a New Location

Steve HutkinsBlog, News Recently, Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Deputy Supervisor Dan Panico and Councilwoman Jane Bonner held a press conference in Sound Beach, New York, calling for the United States Postal Service (USPS) to reopen the shuttered Sound Beach Post Office or find a new location within the zip code for a new facility. The post office was closed by USPS earlier … Read More

Kennedy Space Center post office closing after 58 years of postmarks

Steve HutkinsBlog, News The Kennedy Space Center post office has been, well, cancelled. The contract facility, which was established at NASA’s Florida spaceport on July 1, 1965, will close permanently “near the end of the fiscal year,” or sometime before Sept. 30. Since 2013, the post office has been operated for NASA by Post Masters Mail and Print Services, a division of the nonprofit … Read More

OIG reports on Sorting & Delivery Centers

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured, News

The OIG’s long-awaited report on Sorting & Delivery Centers was published earlier this week. Unfortunately, it was hardly worth the wait. The report limits itself to comments about how good — or bad — a job the Postal Service has done communicating elements of the plan to stakeholders, how S&DC facilities have often been under construction when they opened (leading … Read More

Greater Newark New Jersey P&DC in Kearny to close in February

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service has announced that the Greater Newark New Jersey P&DC in Kearny, NJ, will be closed early next year. The discontinuance is targeted for February 24, 2024. The package volume processed in the P&DC will be moved to Jersey City’s Network Distribution Center (NDC), which will become the Regional Processing & Distribution Center (RPDC) for the region. A … Read More

What’s going to happen to the US Post Office in Imperial Beach?

Steve HutkinsBlog, News The Imperial Beach City Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night opposing any changes — especially any closures — to the city’s only United States Post Office. Imperial Beach Mayor Paloma Aguirre said the USPS has transferred a number of employees to a postal location in Chula Vista’s Eastlake community. She’s also worried the IB Post Office’s lease has not been … Read More

Postal workers have the blues: Ulster locations targeted in cost-cutting consolidation

Steve HutkinsBlog, News As the month of September draws near, Ulster County postal workers in the 125 postal area are expressing fear and trepidation in the face of organizational changes slated to affect the operation of county post offices, part of a bold USPS nationwide reorganization and consolidation plan to cut costs. The 125 refers to all the post offices in southeast … Read More

Louis DeJoy Is Not A Climate Ally

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

therevolvingdoorproject: A Politico article published this week features an eye-catching headline: “Louis DeJoy: From Trump villain to Biden’s clean energy buddy.” Quoting “sources close to DeJoy,” the piece argues that the scandal-plagued Postmaster General has turned over a new leaf, and is working with Biden climate advisor John Podesta to secure an “environmental renaissance” of the Postal Service delivery fleet. If … Read More

DeJoy’s steps for more postal cuts draw flak

Steve HutkinsBlog, News The latest steps by Trump-named Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to cut Postal Service costs by cutting service have drawn bipartisan flak from Capitol Hill and prior protests from USPS workers from Medford, Ore., to Newburgh, N.Y. And from the Postal Rate Commission, too. DeJoy told the regulators last month his cuts are—in so many words—none of their business and … Read More

Mapping RPDC Regions

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The new geography of RPDC regions will have significant implications for transportation routes, cost allocation, service standards, product offerings, and more.