Postal Service to Hold Public Meeting on Mail Processing Study

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move mail processing operations from the Parkersburg, WV Customer Service Mail Processing Center into the Clarksburg, WV Processing and Distribution Facility.

The meeting will take place at 6 pm on December 29, 2011 at Parkersburg High School Auditorium, 2101 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101. A summary of the proposal, the meeting agenda and presentation materials will be made available to the public on prior to the meeting.

With the deep decline in mail volume due to current economic conditions, the Postal Service has an excess of employees and equipment in some mail processing operations. A study was begun on August 2, 2010 at the Parkersburg CSMPC to determine the feasibility of consolidating redundant operations to see if any efficiencies and cost savings would be achieved.

The study results support consolidating some mail processing operations that are currently being performed at the Parkersburg CSMPC by taking advantage of available processing capacity at the Clarksburg P&DF in order 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.

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