USPS Statement on Holiday Suspension for Retail and Delivery Unit Optimization

November 16, 2011 – In order to fully focus on the busy holiday mailing season and to minimize logistical issues, the U.S. Postal Service retail and delivery unit optimization efforts will be temporarily suspended from Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, 2012.

Only the actual physical closing of a Post Office and the relocation of carrier routes from one facility to another will be affected by this suspension. The reviews will continue and community meetings will occur as scheduled. The temporary suspension is similar to the one issued for last year’s holiday season.

source: USPS