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U.S. Postal Service meeting

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PASCO, Wash.-- U.S. Postal Service meeting. U.S. Postal Service representatives held a public meeting to discuss the future of the Pasco processing facility. On Tuesday night U.S. Postal Service officials gave a 20 minute presentation on a study done to assess the efficiency of the Pasco post office. They say over the years first class mail has decreased substantially because more people communicate online.

To save money the U.S. Postal Service is looking to consolidate locations. Shipping rates and delivery times would stay the same. Plans to consolidate facilities would save the postal service more than $800,000 a year. According to the study only two employees will be let go in Pasco, and the other 80 employees may be reassigned work locations.

Sales services associate John Wald says "are the folks in Yakima supposed to move to Spokane, and are the folks in Pasco going to move to Spokane. Will Spokane be there for long enough? Where will we have to follow the work from there."

The study results are still under review by the postal headquarters. People can send in concerns or comments about the study and possible consolidation of posts offices moving to Spokane. They are accepting community response until December 14th. A final decision will be made in March 2012. You can send comments to the U.S. Postal Service at Manager, Consumer & Industry Contact Seattle District PO Box 90306 Seattle, WA 98109-9631.