Goldway: USPS May Be Closing Post Offices Without Notifying PRC As Law Requires

Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Ruth Goldway in a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe wrote:

During service performance consultations earlier this year, you discussed the internal Postal Service schedule for improving the process of reviewing retail facilities to evaluate whether closing them was appropriate. You explained that new procedures would be developed and then applied to a substantial number of facilities nationwide. You also assured the Commission that should the process indicate that closing a significant number of existing retail outlets appeared justified, the Postal Service would file a request with the Commission for an advisory opinion under 39 U.S.C. 3661 prior to closing those facilities.

Consistent with that schedule the Postal Service published proposed rules in the Federal Register on March 31, 2011 (76 FR 17794), and as you may know, the Commission submitted timely comments. During this period, numerous articles have appeared in the press identifying facilities in a number of states that have been closed, or that have been evaluated for potential closing, or shortly will be evaluated for potential closing. The Commission has received an increased number of post office closing appeals, hundreds of inquiries from citizens, and has had communications with concerned members of Congress. Thus, it appears that the Postal Service may already be engaged in a nationwide change in service without prior notification to the Commission as title 39 requires. A prompt request for an advisory opinion on the impacts of closing retail facilities appears to be the best way to address these concerns . .

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8 thoughts on “Goldway: USPS May Be Closing Post Offices Without Notifying PRC As Law Requires

  1. Upper management playing corporate America; must have seen former GE CEO Jack Welch on CNBC . Evidently think they are employed by UPS which must create earnings for stock holders instead of USPS which creates debt as revenue decreasing and too many employees on rolls with high salaries and benefits.

  2. Now Goldway knows how letter carriers feel most days. Management loses a grievance, they shift a new local manager into your office and start the same behavior prohibited by the contract and grieved many times previously.

  3. OK and so what part of this surprises you,,, these people do what they want when they want to.. and nobody EVER goes after Management.. they have probably broken EVERY SINGLE rule 100x”s over..

    but lets cut the workforce and close offices.. meanwhile those shit heads are still collecting a bonus

    What is it going to take to get Congress to asses Management and figure we don’t need but maybe 1/4 of them if that

    Carriers Carry, we know what we have to do, we don’t need them to tell us.. We would probably take more mail in less time if those ass wipes weren’t breathin down our backs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. And THIS is a corporation ? ? Yeah , an board abdicated corpse – -i.e. the board CONGRESS ! Well , until it’s a vote getter , then they take it back PRONTO !

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