MOJAVE, CA — As a result of a study begun in Sept., 2009, the Postal Service has made the decision to move mail processing operations from the Mojave Post Office to the Bakersfield Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). Local mail service will not be affected by the move.
Sierra Coastal District Manager Kerry Wolny said, “Given the drastic decline in mail volume the Postal Service has experienced, we must take action to reduce the size of our mail processing network. Consolidating operations and placing our people where we need them is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation.
“The consolidation makes sense given the fiscal realities,” added Wolny. “The Bakersfield P&DC has the capacity to handle the additional workload and we can realize significant savings by shifting operations there.”
The transition is expected to be completed in June, 2010. Some employees may be reassigned to the Bakersfield P&DC or to other vacant positions as a result of the move.
“I am confident the transition will be smooth and transparent to our customers and they will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have,” said Wolny.
Full retail services will still be available at the Mojave Post Office and the Mojave Business Mail Entry Unit will remain open for large volume business mailers.