Meehan Announces Independent Review of Southeastern USPS Facility Consolidation Decision
Friday March 02, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, PA – At a press conference today, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-07) announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will launch an independent review of the recent decision to consolidate the facility into the Philadelphia distribution center. Meehan called for this review last week. The OIG’s office sent a letter to Rep. Meehan last night confirming the review.
“This facility has consistently been ranked among the top ten most efficient mail processing centers in the country, so it’s hard to understand why they would want to consolidate it,” Meehan said. “Given the Postal Service’s financial challenges, we should be encouraging and supporting facilities that promote efficiencies and save money, not closing them down.”
Prior to today’s press conference, Meehan met with workers from the distribution center as well as area business owners who rely on the facility.
“Many local businesses rely on the efficiency of this facility to support their own operations and growth,” Meehan said. “Moving the distribution center to Philadelphia will harm their day-to-day business operations and put many other jobs at risk.”
Rep. Meehan was joined by A.J. Jones, President of the American Postal Workers Union Local 2233.