2 Feasibility Study

2-1 Purpose

An area mail processing (AMP) feasibility study determines whether there is a business case for relocating processing and distribution operations from one location to another. An AMP feasibility study must be conducted when a new facility project incorporates operations from two or more offices. An AMP feasibility study is completed within two months of the notification of intent to conduct the study. With input from management at both the losing and gaining facilities, the designated area AMP coordinator is responsible for preparing the AMP feasibility study and gathering supporting documentation.

The objectives of an AMP feasibility study are identified as follows:

  1. Evaluate service standard impacts for all classes of mail.
  2. Consider issues important to local customers.
  3. Identify impacts to Postal Service staffing, both craft and management positions.
  4. Analyze savings and costs associated with moving mail processing operations.