Some Southern Md. Mail Processing Operations Moving to Suburban Md.

WASHINGTON-As a result of a study begun January 2013, the Postal Service has made the decision to move some mail processing operations from the Southern Maryland to Suburban Md. Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC).

Capital District Manager Kelvin Williams said, "Given the drastic 25 percent decline in mail volume the Postal Service has experienced since 2007, we must take action to reduce the size of our mail processing network. Consolidating operations and placing our people where we need them is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation.

"I understand our employees' concern over this move," Williams added, "but the consolidation makes sense given the fiscal realities. The Suburban MD facility has the capacity to handle the additional workload and we can realize significant savings by shifting operations there."

The transition is expected to be completed by September 2013. Some employees may be reassigned to the Suburban MD facility or to other vacant positions as a result of the move.

"This move will not cause changes in local mail delivery," said Williams. "Letters mailed to local addresses will be delivered the next day, as before. I am confident the transition will be smooth and transparent to our customers and they will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have."

Source: USPS

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