Washington, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller has sent a follow-up letter to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Western Pennsylvania District Manager, Charles P. McCreadie, voicing his continued opposition to possible consolidation of operations at the Wheeling, West Virginia Post Office into the Pittsburgh Processing and Distribution Center. As part of the consolidation, the post office plans to eliminate at least 6 positions at the Wheeling facility.
A member of Senator Rockefeller’s staff was present at the Postal Service Public Meeting at Wheeling Park High School to submit Senator Rockefeller’s letter for the record. Last year, Senators Rockefeller and Byrd sent a similar letter to Mr. McCreadie expressing concern over the Area Mail Processing (AMP) study that occurred.
In his letter to the District Manager, Senator Rockefeller said:
“I strongly encourage the Postal Service to reevaluate its decision. Retaining all mail processing functions – including those performed with the machines for processing, cancelling, and sorting mail – is vitally important to the Wheeling community. In addition, I believe that the Postal Service should examine the possibility of expanding operations at the Wheeling facility. Its employees have a proven, efficient track record of productivity that should not only be valued by the Postal Service, but would also support the Postal Service’s goals of reducing costs and restoring financial viability.”
Last year, the U.S. Postal Service conducted an Area Mail Processing (AMP) study for the consolidation of certain functions of the Wheeling Post Office into the Pittsburgh Processing and Distribution Center. Senators Rockefeller and Byrd both expressed fear that this consolidation would result in job losses and service delays for Northern Panhandle residents.