YAKIMA, Wash.-- The United States Postal Service has made the decision to move mail processing operations from the Yakima Post Office to Pasco.
The decision comes as a result of the April study.
The USPS said the move is being done because of a 20% decline in mail volume since 2007, and no longer makes financial sense to keep both processing centers.
They stress that there will be no changes in local mail delivery and that some of the 19 employees that currently work in that Yakima processing center will be reassigned to other positions.
The change is expected to be completed by July 2012 and retail services at the Yakima location will still be available once the processing center has moved.