A formal response to a Congressman’s request for a comment period extension on a proposal to close Oshkosh’s mail processing facility has not been issued because it took more than two weeks for his letter to reach the Postmaster General’s office in the same city.
U.S. Rep. Tom Petri’s letter asking Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to extend the period was mailed from his Washington, D.C., office on Dec. 14 and received in Donahoe’s Washington office on Dec. 30, according to the Congressman’s staff.
Petri, R-Fond du Lac, sent a letter to Donahoe Dec. 14, asking for an extension for the 15-day comment period for the current Oshkosh Area Mail Processing study. In it, he urged the USPS to give organizations wanting to comment on the proposed move more time to respond to documents released by the Postal Service last month. Local organizations had been promised the opportunity to respond to the study prior to the Dec. 8 deadline for comment, but the study wasn’t released until that same day.
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