New contract post office in Nampa, Idaho, on hold due to moratorium on outsourcing retail


Idaho Press: People waiting for news of a new contract post office in Nampa, Idaho, will have to wait a while longer.  National union negotiations are the reason no new contract post office has replaced the one in the now-closed Paul’s Market at 407 12th Avenue Road in Nampa, according to Nampa Postmaster Henry Medel.

The U.S. Postal Service was in the process of setting up a new local contract post office at an undisclosed location when a one-year moratorium on new contract post offices was put into place July 1, Medel said.

“It just happened to be a casualty,” Medel said.  [A labor arbitration decision in July 2016 put a one-year moratorium on creating new contract postal units, Village Post Offices (VPOs), and approved shipper outlets.  Read more about that here.)

The local post office intends to open a new location as soon as it is able, which is July 1, 2017 at the earliest.  Due to business confidentiality, Medel would not say where the new location will be. Read more.