Delivery Network Dashboard

The Postal Service has begun implementing a massive initiative to change how the mail is delivered. Instead of working out of the back of post offices, letter carriers will be relocated to large, centralized facilities called Sorting & Delivery Centers. This dashboard provides information about the plan, lists of potentially impacted facilities, and analysis of how the plan may affect postal employees, post offices, and the public.

Here’s a map that models some 6,000 post offices that could lose their carriers and be at risk for relocation or closure.

USPS documents

Sorting & Delivery Center (S&DC), USPS Presentation (July 29, 2022)

List of first 200 post offices to be “converted”¬†(August 12, 2022)

Eagle Magazine article about the new delivery network (July 2022)

Articles and lists on Save the Post Office

Introducing the New USPS Sorting & Delivery Centers (August 30, 2022)

Modeling the New USPS Delivery Network: List & Map (Sept. 15, 2022)

List of first 200-plus post offices to be converted to spoke facilities, with additional data

List of 6,000 post offices that might be converted to spokes (See “Modeling” article for details)

Map of 6,000 post offices that might be converted to spokes (See “Modeling” article for details)

The OIG tells the post office to get a divorce (Sept. 23, 2011)

OIG reports

Retail and Delivery: Decoupling Could Improve Service and Lower Costs (September  22, 2011)

A Framework for Delivery Network Optimization (September 10, 2012)

News articles

DeJoy outlines USPS plans to close, consolidate facilities across its delivery network, Federal News Network (May 18, 2022)

USPS Lists Hundreds of Post Offices and Other Facilities Where It Will Consolidate Operations, Government Executive (August 26, 2022)

US Postal Service pursues facility consolidation to reduce transport costs, Supply Chain Drive (Sept. 21, 2022)

USPS Mail Sorting Consolidation Plans Are Still in Flux, Government Executive (Sept. 23, 2022)

Slower mail delivery expected in Southwest Michigan with new federal plan, mlive.com (Nov. 7, 2022)

Stakeholder statements

Statement of NAPS

Letter from Fred Upton (Rep., MI-6) to Postmaster General (Nov. 7, 2022)