July 24, 2023
As part of Delivering for America™, the 10-year Postal Service™ plan to modernize the nation’s aging postal network, a Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) was initiated to evaluate moving some of the mail processing operations from the Augusta GA Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) to the new Atlanta GA Regional Processing and Distribution Center (RPDC). The initial results of the analysis support the business case for transferring some mail processing operations to the Atlanta RPDC and repositioning the Augusta facility as a Local Processing Center (LPC). This MPFR, currently in review at United States Postal Service® Headquarters and its Regional Office, is subject to change.
A public meeting will be held to share the initial results of the study, to discuss any written comments submitted by the public thus far, and to allow members of the community to provide additional oral feedback. The public’s input will be considered prior to a final decision. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 3–5pm, at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 Tenth St, Augusta, GA 30901. A summary of the MPFR will be posted on usps.com on August 2, 2023, one week prior to public input meeting. Below are some preliminary highlights from the study:
The Postal Service is investing heavily in its Georgia operations as it moves to modernize the nation’s aging and outmoded postal network and to achieve the organization’s goal of 95% on-time delivery across all mail products. As part of its 10-year strategic plan, Delivering for America, USPS opened a new Sorting and Delivery Center in Athens, GA, late last year and is currently building a new, state- of-the-art, 1-million-square-foot RPDC in Palmetto — the first facility of its kind in the nation.
The initial results of the facility review support the business case for keeping the Augusta facility open and modernizing the facility as a Local Processing Center with simplified processes and standardized layouts. The Augusta Local Processing Center will be a critical node in connecting mail to the new Atlanta RPDC. Additionally, the business case supports transferring some mail processing operations to the Atlanta RPDC.
The Augusta facility will remain open and will be modernized. It will be repositioned as a Local Processing Center for performing Destinating mail processing.
Local Customer Considerations:
- Retail and other services currently available at the Augusta facility will not
- Business mail acceptance will remain the
- A local postmark will continue to be available at retail post
- Delivery times of mail to residences and businesses should not change because of the
- Mailers who presort mail will continue to receive appropriate postage
- Mailers who drop ship to Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) can expect no changes if the MPFOR is approved.
Written comments may be submitted at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mpfr-augusta-ga
All comments must be received by August 24, 2023.