USPS Statement on Consolidation List

The Postal Service has announced that most Area Mail Processing and other facility consolidation studies begun more than five months ago have been completed. All employees of the affected facilities have been notified.

There has been a 25 percent decline in First-Class Mail volume since 2006, and the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operations, relying instead on the sale of postal products and services.

“The decision to consolidate mail processing facilities recognizes the urgent need to reduce the size of the national mail processing network to eliminate costly underutilized infrastructure,” said Chief Operating Officer Megan Brennan. “Consolidating operations is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation.”

Specific dates have not been set for any network changes, because any closure or consolidation is contingent upon the adoption by the Postal Service of a final rule to change delivery service standards. Also, in December 2011, the Postal Service agreed to impose a moratorium on closing or consolidating Post Offices and mail processing facilities until May 15, 2012, to give Congress and the Administration the opportunity to enact an alternative plan.

In the meantime, the Postal Service continued all necessary steps required for the review of these facilities, including employee and public notifications, in compliance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and Postal Service policies.

A list of the affected facilities can be found at

Workforce Connection

Workforce Connection is the new employee online site for the latest, most accurate information on changes in the workplace. It’s the employees’ central point of connection to opportunities and actions involving their careers. Through Workforce Connection on LiteBlue, employees can:

  • View the latest information on network and organizational changes.
  • Review frequently asked questions (FAQs) about postal initiatives.
  • Get Information on transferring and other opportunities.

Employees will need their employee identification (EIN) and USPS PIN numbers to log on to Workforce Connection. The EIN can be found on an employee’s earnings statement, and all employees have their own PINs. Go to LiteBlue and click on Workforce Connection from the home page.

8 thoughts on “USPS Statement on Consolidation List

  1. “APWU & NPMHU members have done a great job of getting the word out to legislators about our concerns: Keep up the good work ,support S-1789”
    — Cliff Guffey,     President

    Call Your Senators:    
    (Capitol Switchboard)    
    [Click here for direct #s]    
    Tell them you Support    
    S. 1789 as it is currently written  

    GOOGLE……….U.S. SENATE………Choose your “SENATOR HOME” State. Look for the area in which to write and send your comment.  
    I wrote ” I work for the U.S.P.S. and I do not oppose S1789 in it’s current form”. This bill offers three types of incentives not to be combined.  
    1. 25,000 cash.  
    2. 3 years added on to your FERS retirement  
    3. 2 years added on to your CSRS retirement.  
    * NOTE: Remember you can only choose one of the three.

    A potential Senate floor vote on which NAPUS will be focusing will be a motion to “waive a point of order” against the bill for violating a Senate budget rule. We expect that an anti-postal Senator will raise such a point of order against the bill. NAPUS will push for a waiver, because congressional budget rules are inherently unfair to the USPS and prejudicial to implementing postal relief.
    In the meantime, NAPUS will continue to work with Senate allies to pass S. 1789, and that the measure will garner the requisite votes for passage.

  2. Corrected copy
    USPS Notifies Employees of Consolidations
    APWU Continues to Oppose Plan
    To Slash Service, Jobs, Network
    APWU Web News Article 012-2012, Feb. 22, 2012
    At the national level, the union has been working to win support for amendments to the 21 st Century Postal Service Act (S. 1789), which is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate soon.
    Twenty-seven senators signed a letter to the authors of S. 1789 on Feb. 14, asking them to pass S.1789 which the APWU supports — to maintain current service standards, protect rural post offices, maintain six-day delivery, and establish a blue-ribbon panel to examine how the Postal Service can earn additional revenue by offering new services.
    “As the USPS prepares to announce which facilities it will close, it is critical that APWU members reach out to their senators and ask them to support the S. 1789,” Guffey said. (Click here to find out how).
    S. 1789 is acceptable in its current form because it adequately addresses the cause of the Postal Service’s financial difficulties — a Congressionally-manufactured crisis resulting from mandates in the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), the union says.
    “As currently written, S. 1789 would leave the Postal Service flush with cash, and lead to Early Retirement Incentives for APWU Craft membership.
    They’re Not Waiting, We Can’t Wait
    “If the Postal Service degrades service standards before postal reform is enacted, stopping massive consolidations will be that much more difficult,” Guffey said. “Congress must take action!”, and Pass S.1789 !
    Congress is in recess this week, but the union president is urging members to contact their senators immediately to urge them to support the amendments endorsed by the APWU.
    Call Your Senators
    (Capitol Switchboard)
    [Click here for direct #s]
    Tell them you Support
    S. 1789 as it is currently written

  3. I still ain’t going anywhere. I made 100K last year with a full SS check. That would get cut way down in retirement and I already do the same amount of work as my supervisor, which is essentially nothing!

  4. Were on the list of the GAINNING SITES TeaPartier T. Sweeny…. SO…. oh, too bad, too sad! He he he! most will not retire immediately.

    Still working on getting to the 40 years senority, dont think i’ll be to interested in getting to that 50 one. But you know what they say never say never.

    Wish me luck.

  5. That away to go Donahoe!! Let’s get rid of these employees who have 30, 40, 50, years senority! Unfortunately, most will retire immediately, he he he! Some may wait and eventually be assigned to jobs such as vehicle maintenance, NIFTY positions or even better than that letter carriers oh, too bad, too sad! He he he!

  6. the PRC ,OIG, and postal inspection service should be on the list. Also a 35% reduction in management. and a 50% reduction in management at postal headquarters, make the upper level managers work harder. Agree with the unions on set standards on attendance , and elimination of overtime lists. Evaluated routes for city delivery, and discipline for managers repeatedly violating the contract.

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