POStPlan Q&As, FAQ, and other fact sheets

This page contains several documents put out by NAPUS, the League of Postmasters, and the Postal Service about POStPlan.  Check for more recent fact sheets here.  Links to the individual fact sheets are at the bottom of this page.      POStPlan Implementation 1) Classification of Offices: The POStPlan involves a review of Post Offices with the option of offering … Read More

POStPlan: Total hours per day by state

  State Number of Post offices  Current Retail Hours per day  Proposed Retail Hours per day Percent Reduction in Hours AK 128 900 756 16% AL 254 1,970 1,112 44% AR 391 2,974 1,492 50% AZ 50 392 232 41% CA 265 2,090 1,228 41% CO 185 1,404 808 42% CT 60 480 298 38% DE 11 88 52 41% … Read More

POStPlan: Map, Charts, & More


On May 9, the Postal Service released POStPlan, its new plan for small rural post offices.  The plan will impact 13,000 post offices.  Over the coming months, the Postal Service will begin holding community meetings to discuss the options: replace the post office with a "village post office" (a postal counter in a private business), close the post office and switch … Read More

POStPlan Map


This map shows the 12,983 post offices that are on the Postal Service’s list for reduced hours under the POStPlan.  Click on a marker for more details. Red = 2 hours of operation; Yellow = 4 hours; Blue = 6 hours When it released the list, the Postal Service provided only zip codes, not street addresses, so the markers do … Read More

POStPlan by the numbers


The Postal Service's POStPlan initiative announced on May 9, 2012, would reduce hours at 13,000 post offices from eight hours a day to six, four, and in some cases, two.  Here's how the list provided by the Postal Service breaks down.   (An overview of the plan is here.)  The plan would reduce the total number of operating hours per day at … Read More

Postal Service goes on a milk run, delays more mail

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

Under the Optimized Collections initiative, the trucks that drop off the morning mail at post offices will also pick up the mail — yesterday’s mail — all in one stop. There will be no evening pickup to collect the mail sent during the day.

Previewing the first information request in the PRC Inquiry on DFA

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Regulatory Commission is currently conducting a Public Inquiry into the Delivering for America plan, and the Postal Service is preparing its response to the Commission’s first information request. The response was due June 28th, but the Postal Service asked for, and was granted, a three-week extension, so we’ll have to wait until July 19th to see what the … Read More

Postal Service introduces RPDC Regions

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The 60 Regional Process & Distribution Centers will be the main nodes of the new network. The regions surrounding them could be a significant component of the DFA plan.