Closure of Hardenville, MO, post office seems likely


Ozark County Times: An Ozark County post office closure that was hinted at in 2011 seems likely to happen this month in Hardenville, MO, where service will be suspended Saturday, Feb. 22, as the U.S. Postal Service’s lease on space in the old Hardenville general store building expires. Gainesville postmaster Jeff Elliott told the Times last week that he had … Read More

Mold closes historic Ashland MA post office


Metrowest Daily News:  The Ashland, MA Post Office has suspended its downtown operations indefinitely, citing repairs that need to be made in the 205 Main St. building, but not specifying whether those repairs are connected to mold found in the basement level early last month. Effective Thursday, all postal employees who work in the Ashland Post Office will be moved … Read More

Snyder, NE post office closed for emergency suspension


Norfolk Daily News: A town hall meeting Tuesday night at the Snyder Auditorium included plans for mail delivery following the lock down of the Post Office in Snyder, Nebraska, a week ago as the building was ruled unsafe. “At this time we are not in the process of closing post offices,” said Dawn Bayer, manager of post office operations from … Read More

Safety concerns close Prague, MN Post Office, for second time this year


New Prague Times: For the second time this year, the New Prague Post Office has been temporarily closed due to safety concerns with the building. The US Postal Service issued a press release late on Thursday, Oct. 10, stating that all operations would be moved to the Belle Plaine Post Office, located at 233 N. Meridian Street. New Prague Postal … Read More

Chester, Iowa Post Office closed for emergency suspension

SteveBlog Due to building safety and health concerns, the Chester, Iowa Post Office is temporarily relocating its office beginning Saturday. The operations will be moved to the Lime Springs Post Office (7:30-11:30, 1-3 Monday-Friday). “It is unknown when services will resume at the Chester facility at this time,” the USPS said. “The Postal Service apologizes for any inconvenience this may … Read More

Boiceville, NY Post Office closes due to ‘environmental concerns’; operations shift to Shokan


Kingston Daily Freeman: Operations at the Boiceville, New York, Post Office will be  suspended at the end of Saturday because of “environmental concerns,” the U.S. Postal Service said Friday. Boiceville postal operations will move to the Shokan Post Office, about 5 miles  away, starting Monday. Both post offices are on state Route 28 within the town of Olive. The Postal … Read More

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