San Simeon post office closes due to safety concerns


New Times: The San Simeon, Calif., post office that was inside the Hearst Corporation-owned Sebastian building stopped providing services on Aug. 1 due to safety concerns. Dean Cameron, a leasing real estate specialist for the U.S. Postal Service, said the Postal Service was already proposing to relocate the retail office last year, due to expected building renovations and the imminent … Read More

Post Office forced to close Santa Maria, TX location


Valley Star: The U.S. Post Office is temporarily closing the Santa Maria, Texas, post office because of problems with the building. According to a news release from the USPS, the emergency closure impacts the entire building located at 11175 Military Highway. It will remain closed to business until officials can assess the conditions and pass a safety inspection. In the … Read More

Stamped out: Cameron Village, NC post office to close


Hartsburg News: Cameron Village is a hotspot for growth in Raleigh, NC, but as businesses, condominiums and people move in, the neighborhood‘s longtime post office is about to close. The 56-year-old building on Oberlin Road that houses the post office has been sold to make way for more development around Cameron Village, and all tenants have been ordered to “vacate … Read More

Postal Service suspends Post Office operations in Hillsboro, Iowa


The U.S. Postal Service has made the decision to emergency suspend the Hillsboro, IA Post Office immediately due to safety concerns.  The Hillsboro office is a leased facility and the landlord reportedly has decided against completing necessary repairs. The press release provided by the Northland-Hawkeye Districts of the USPS didn’t say what the necessary repairs were.  Retail services have been … Read More

Post office closed for emergency suspension in Scranton, Iowa


Racoon Valley Radio: Postal services have been temporarily suspended in Scranton, Iowa. According to a press release from the United States Postal Service, due to safety concerns, the decision was made to “emergency suspend” all postal services at the Scranton Post Office. The press release states that “in a cautious effort to protect the safety of our customers and employees, … Read More

USPS OIG reports on Emergency Suspension Process

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Personnel did not consistently comply with policies and procedures to ensure suspension decisions had an independent review, customers were appropriately notified, required approvals were obtained, or action plans were developed.

Emergency suspension to a small town post office: “It’s frustrating.”


KSNW: “It’s a meeting place,” Roxeanne Sexton said. “You see your neighbors that you haven’t seen in awhile. You sit there, talk and see how they’ve been doing.”  Roxeanne Sexton has lived in Albert, Kansas, for eight years, and is just around the corner from the post office, a place she visits everyday. “Well I’m disabled,” she said. “So, it’s … Read More

Closure of Post Office in North Canton, OH riles residents


Cleveland 19: On Saturday, the North Canton, Ohio, Post Office branch will shut its doors, for what could be the last time. The USPS’s lease with the owner of the current location on North Main Street is over, and since the owner wants to sell, the postal service is out. “That makes me sick,” said Lisa Firestone, who frequents the … Read More