FORT WORTH, TX — The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move some mail processing operations from Fort Worth Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) to the North Texas P&DC (;located in Coppell, TX), and also shift some mail now handled by the Dallas P&DC to the Fort Worth P&DC.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m., on December 8, at the Grapevine Convention Center, Concord Room (2-3), 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
With the deep decline in mail volume due to current economic conditions and continuing electronic diversion, the Postal Service has an excess of employees and equipment in some mail processing operations. A study was begun on Nov. 15, at Fort Worth P&DC, to determine the feasibility of consolidating redundant operations to see if any efficiencies and cost savings would be achieved.
Initial study results support consolidating some mail processing operations that are currently being performed at the Fort Worth P&DC by taking advantage of available processing capacity at the North Texas P&DC, as well as consolidating some operations now performed at the Dallas P&DC to utilize available processing capacity at the Fort Worth P&DC in order to increase efficiency and improve productivity.
While no final decision has been reached, Postal Service managers will give an overview of the reasons for the proposal and its possible outcomes, and will listen to community input and concerns. A summary of the proposal and presentation materials will be made available online one week prior to the meeting at http://about.usps.com/streamlining-operations/area-mail-processing.htm
Anyone who wishes to submit comments in writing can send them to:
Manager of Consumer and Industry Contact
USPS Fort Worth District
4600 Mark IV Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76161-9631
Public comments will be accepted through Dec. 22, 2011.
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