Postal Service to hold public meeting on mail processing study

By Daily Journal

JACKSON MS – The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move some mail processing operations from the Tupelo Customer Service Mail Processing Center (CSMPC) into the Memphis, Tennessee Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Link Centre, 1800 W. Main St. in Tupelo.
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 some mail processing operations. A study was begun on September 15 at the Tupelo CSMPC to determine the feasibility of consolidating redundant operations to see if any efficiencies and cost savings would be achieved.
Initial study results support consolidating some mail processing operations that are currently being performed at the Tupelo CSMPC by taking advantage of available processing capacity at the Memphis, Tennessee P&DC 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.
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.
Written comments can be submitted up to 15 days after the meeting to:
Manager, Consumer and Industry Contact
Mississippi District
P.O. Box 99695
Jackson MS 39205-9695