Post Office Changes

As part of a national effort to streamline the U.S. Postal Service, the mail processing plant at Meridian's main post office has been moved to Jackson.

In all, 15 clerks have been affected by the change. A spokesperson for the postal service out of Washington says six of those employees have already been placed in other jobs and three were given notice this past Friday that they will move to new jobs on August 11th. As for the remaining six clerks, the spokesman says they will remain at Meridian's main post office in jobs that were available due to attrition.

Postal Service spokeswoman Enola Rice stresses that although the processing center for Meridian's post office has moved, the post office itself will remain open!

Just this past weekend a last minute effort by the American Postal Workers Union to stop the consolidating and closure of dozens of mail processing plants failed. Over the next two months some 48 of these plants nationwide will be impacted by the consolidation effort.

Last year the U.S. Postal Service lost more than $5 billion dollars. This latest consolidation and closure initiative is part of an effort to reduce the size of the agency's workforce.

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  • by Prayingforthem Location: Meridian, MS on Jul 6, 2012 at 10:54 PM
    "The Postal Service, an independent agency of government, does not receive taxpayer money for its operations but is subject to congressional control."
  • by Not Surprised Location: Lauderdale County on Jul 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM
    So basically they were overstaffed in the first place if can lose the mail processing and still function with what they have. Is there any wonder why the post office is broke!!!
  • by Whynot on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:48 AM
    Lost over 5 billion dollars last year, performing a duty specifically called for in the US Constitition, but we are supposed to accept that the federal government running health care and insurance is a good thing. I'm sorry folks, I don't care how well intentioned you may think the law is, the truth is plain as day. Whether you think the gov't should be running health care or not, it is obvious it can't. Happy Independence Day United States of America.
  • by Pauline Location: Rhode Island on Jul 4, 2012 at 08:32 AM
    no one should have to loose their job, not even government workers at the post office. I agree to cut back their hours and to cut out Saturday deliveries, it will save money. Keep deliveries for Monday through Fridays excluding holidays of course and on their hours for the postal carriers start at 8 and finish by 3 PM at least they will still be working. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts and concerns. Have a good day! Happy 4th of July!
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