Closing post offices can be tricky—and has already landed the U.S. Postal Service in hot water.
The Postal Regulatory Commission expects to rule “very soon” on its investigation into whether the postal service has been improperly using reasons such as lease expirations to suspend service and to close many small, rural post offices, Norman Scherstrom, the spokesman for the commission, said Monday. The postal service has denied wrongdoing.
By law, in order to close a post office, the postal service must follow certain procedures to hear and weigh concerns of the community. The law also forbids closing a post office solely for economic reasons, meaning the postal service must cite other reasons, such as unsafe conditions, that don’t include profitability. The postal service is lobbying Congress to change that law.
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