Lufkin, Texas — Faced with a financially unsustainable nationwide infrastructure and crushing debt, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed the consolidation, relocation or closure of over half of its mail processing network, which could bring changes to the Lufkin Customer Service Mail Processing Center.
The sweeping changes are designed to save the organization up to $3 billion a year by cutting its network of processing facilities and adjusting service standards.
“We are going to conduct a feasibility study at these offices to determine whether or not it makes sense to close them or relocate the operation from that facility to a new facility,” said McKinney Boyd, Postal Service spokesman for the Dallas district.
Proposals under consideration include a six-month study of nearly 250 processing facilities, including Lufkin, for possible consolidation or closure, reducing mail processing equipment by as much as 50 percent, dramatically decreasing the nationwide transportation network, adjusting the workforce size by as many as 35,000 positions, and revising service standards for first-class mail.
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