US Postal Service to discuss moving processing plant out of Tyler area

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 11:28am

TYLER – The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move the incoming mail processing operation from the East Texas Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) into the Austin, North Texas and Shreveport Processing and Distribution Centers (P&DC).

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on December 29, 2011, in the Conference Center of the Hampton Inn, at 3130 Troup Highway, in Tyler, TX.

With the deep decline in mail volume due to current economic conditions and continuing electronic diversion, the Postal Service has an excess of employees and equipment in its mail processing operations. A study initiated on September 15, 2011 at the Tyler P&DC to determine the feasibility of consolidating redundant operations to see if any efficiencies and cost savings are available.

Initial study results support consolidating mail processing operations performed at the Tyler P&DC by taking advantage of available processing capacity at postal plants in Austin, North Texas and Shreveport, to increase efficiency and improve productivity.

While no final decision has been reached, Postal Service managers will give an overview of the reasons for the proposal and its possible outcomes, and will listen to community input and concerns. A summary of the proposal and presentation materials will be made available online one week prior to the meeting at: http://about.usps.com/streamlining-operations/area-mail-processing.htm.

Anyone who wishes to submit comments in writing can send them to:

Mgr of Consumer and Industry Contact
951 W. Bethel
Coppell, TX 75099-9631

Public comments will be accepted through January 13, 2012.

From US Postal Service

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