USPS Readies Employees For New Assignments Under Upcoming Consolidations

The U.S. Postal Service has informed employees of the details of their revised roles as they report to new facilities as soon as next month, when many letter carriers will have to commute significantly farther to make deliveries each day.

The conversions scheduled to take place in February are set to impact 17 post offices and other facilities in Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Texas, which will consolidate into five larger “sorting and delivery centers.” The moves are part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plan to remake the Postal Service’s network to reduce wasted movement and improve integration. USPS piloted the initiative at a facility in Athens, Ga., in November, and the initial phase of the project is expected to impact hundreds of post offices.

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Eric Katz