As a result of a study begun on Feb. 10, 2011, the Postal Service has made the decision to move mail processing operations from the Worland, Gillette, RIVERTON and Sheridan Wyoming Customer Service Mail Processing Centers to the Casper, WY, Processing & Distribution Facility.
Colorado/Wyoming District Manager Selwyn Epperson said, “Given the drastic 20 percent decline in mail volume the Postal Service has experienced since 2007, 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.”
“I understand our employees’ concern over this move,” Epperson added, ”but the consolidation makes sense given the fiscal realities. The Casper, WY, Processing & Distribution Facility 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 by October, 2011. Affected career employees will be reassigned to other vacant positions.
“This move will not cause any changes in local mail delivery,” said Epperson. “Letters mailed to local addresses will be delivered the next day, the same as before. 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.”
There will be no change in current delivery service standards for 97 percent of the mail and with service standards to be upgraded for the remaining 3 percent. Service to ZIP Codes areas 820 to 822-828 will improve from 2-day to overnight. “The significant cost savings and productivity gains expected from this consolidation were deciding factors in making this very difficult decision,” said Epperson.
Full retail services for customers will still be available at the
- Worland Post Office at 119 N. 7th St., Worland, WY 82401-9997.
- Gillette Main Post Office at 311 S. Kendrick Ave., Gillette, WY 82716-9997
- Riverton Main Post Office at 501 E. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501-9997
- Sheridan Main Post Office at 101 E. Loucks St, Sheridan, WY 82801-9997