Rumored Changes to Dallas’ Postal Offices on Hold

Last week, a town hall meeting was conducted to provide the public with more information regarding possible closures of Dallas’ main post office in Oak Cliff. It doesn’t seem like that rumored closure will be happening anytime soon.

Why you ask? I just received a press release from Congresswoman Johnson’s office. It states:

CONGRESSWOMAN JOHNSON ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENT AUDIT OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO DALLAS MAIL PROCESSING

Washington, DC – (September 2, 2009) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced today that the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General has begun an independent audit of proposed changes to mail processing at the Dallas Main Post Office. The USPS recently recommended moving processing and distribution operations from the Dallas Main Post Office to Coppell, on the recommendation of an Area Mail Processing study. The USPS has agreed to postpone a decision regarding the consolidation, pending completion of the audit. Congresswoman Johnson held a town hall on the issue in Dallas on August 24.

“I am pleased that the United States Postal Service will wait to make changes to the mail processing system in North Texas until an independent audit is completed,” Congresswoman Johnson said. “While consolidating postal operations might be in the best interests of the postal service, it could have a negative impact on the city of Dallas and the postal employees who live there. I look forward to seeing the results of the audit; I am confident it will give everyone involved the information we need to evaluate the situation and decide how to move forward.”

According to the USPS Office of Inspector General, the audit will review the effect on employees and the community, anticipated cost savings, and the decision to move the processing and distribution operations to Coppell.

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