Jordan Small, acting Vice President, Network Operations, today testified before the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia on station and branch optimization and delivery route adjustments.
Small appeared on a panel with John Waller, the Director, Office of Accountability and Compliance at the Postal Regulatory Commission and Phillip Herr of the Government Accountability Office.
In his testimony, Small reminded the committee of the difficult financial situation the Postal Service faces and reviewed the steps USPS has taken to cut costs. He noted that the Postal Service is currently delivering less mail to more addressees while earning less revenue. He said USPS has joined with the National Association of Letter Carriers to evaluate and adjust more than 93,000 delivery routes.
In his discussion on the station and branch optimization initiative, Small advised the committee that even though the USPS review began with evaluating 3,200 locations, “less than 1,000 will be considered as viable candidates for further study.” He concluded his prepared statement with a look at the Postal Service’s five-day delivery proposal and a request for Congressional support of the cost-saving measure.
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source: USPS News Link