5-2 Protocol

5-2.1 District Responsibilities

Stakeholders Notification must be the first worksheet prepared. Identifying the stakeholders who will receive information about a possible consolidation is fundamental to the communications process. Consulting with Consumer Affairs, Public Affairs and Communications, Government Relations, and Business Mail Acceptance to determine an appropriate list of stakeholders is recommended. Initial communications are required once there is clear intent to conduct a feasibility study.

Staffing worksheets are among the last to be finalized since information entered in the “proposed” columns should be considered after relevant data have been obtained from other worksheets, such as MPE Inventory, Maintenance, or Transportation.