Post Office Closings: List and Map

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The Postal Service can be very withholding about information.  It doesn’t like to give out any more than necessary, and sometimes it gives out less than required by law.  The AWPU has filed a suit against the USPS for withholding information about postal facility consolidations.  The lack of information is particularly problematic when it comes to lists. The list for … Read More

Closings in the Heartland: Breaking down the Iowa closure list

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Iowa has about 960 post offices, and there are 180 on the closing list.  That’s almost 20% of Iowa’s post offices, and almost twice the national average of about 11% (3,600 out of 32,000).  And that's on top of the 80 or so already marked for closing.  Iowa Backroads is doing a fantastic job keeping track of all the closings … Read More

The plan is we have no plan: Postal Service claims it has no program to close a large number of post offices nationwide

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Yesterday the Postal Service released its Final Rule on procedural changes for closing post offices.  It contains many interesting points, but none more eye-opening than the Postal Service’s claim that it has no program to study the closing of a significant number of post offices nationwide.  Yes, you read that right.  The Postal Service is saying that it has not … Read More

How fast can you close a post office?

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How fast can you close a post office?  Not as fast as the Postal Service would like.  But luckily for the USPS, they have a new computer tool to help them speed up the process.  More on that, but first some background. Under current law (US Code Title 39) and regulations (Code of Federal Regulations—CFR 39), it takes the Postal … Read More