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Postal Operations Moving

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SEATTLE, Wash. - The United States Postal Service has officially decided to move all mail processing operations from Pasco, Yakima and Wenatchee to Spokane. This comes after studies started five months ago. The Postal Service says there will be no change to the retail or business operations at the those locations, it only affects mail processing. Specific dates for the transitions have not been set. The changes will mean job cuts, 19 in Yakima, 20 in Wenatchee and 2 in Pasco. The Postal Service says they hope the cuts can be made through attrition without layoffs. Employees whose jobs have been cut can request transfers or move into jobs such as letter-carrier, if there are openings. Processing centers in Everett, Olympia and Tacoma are also being closed with operations being moved to Seattle.