Eugene Post Office’s University Station to consolidate with Southside Station at end of this year

October 21, 2010 

As a result of a study conducted last year, the U.S. Postal Service has made the decision to consolidate the Eugene Post Office’s University Station at 1222 E. University Ave., with Eugene’s Southside Station at 30 E. 22nd St., effective close of business on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.

“Given the extraordinary decline in mail volume — a decline of nearly 26 billion pieces this past year alone — we must take action to reduce the size of our retail and delivery network,” said Eugene Postmaster Paul Bastinelli.  “By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, the Postal Service becomes a more efficient and effective organization.”

Post Office Boxes at University Station will be relocated and serviced at Southside Station. P.O. Box customers will be able to access those boxes at Southside Station beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, following the Saturday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day holiday.  For P.O. Box customers’ convenience, they will be able to continue using the same mailing address and ZIP Code after the move.  The Southside Station P.O. Box lobby is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for easy access.

Postal employees affected by the move will be reassigned in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and established repositioning processes.

“Local mail delivery will not be affected by this move. Full retail services will still be available and our customers will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have,” Bastinelli said.

Customers wishing to conduct postal business at a local retail office can continue to do so at one of nine locations in the Eugene area:

Southside Station
30 E 33rd St.
Eugene OR  97405
8:30 – 6:00 M-F
10:00 – 2:00 Sat.
Main Office
520 Willamette St.
Eugene OR  97401
8:30 – 5:30 M-F
10:00 – 2:00 Sat.
Westside Station
950 Tyinn
Eugene OR 97402
8:30 – 5:30 M-F
River Road Station
255 River Ave.
Eugene OR 97404 
8:30 – 5:00 M-F
9:00 – 1:00 Sat.
Hirons #8
185 E 18th Ave.
Eugene 97401
9:00 – 5:00 M-F
9:00 – 12:00 Sat.
Gateway Retail
3148 Gateway Loop
Eugene OR 97477
9:00 – 6:30 M-F 
Hirons #1
1950 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene OR 97403
9:00 – 4:30 M-F
9:00 – 12:30 Sat.
KC Trailer Supply
2486 HWY 99 N.
Eugene OR 97402
9:00 – 5:00 M-F
9:00 – 1:00 Sat
Village Chevron
4820 Goodpasture
Eugene OR 97401
9:00 – 6:00 M-F
9:00 – 4:00 Sat.
9:00 – 5:00 Holidays

Customers can skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and purchase stamps and shipping postage-paid labels online using the Postal Service’s website, Customers can also request free package pickup at the website. The Postal Service will pick up packages during regular mail delivery the next business day – and, unlike other shipping companies, there is no fee for this service. Postage stamps can also be purchased at 1-800-STAMP-24.

The only provider of delivery service to every home and business address in the country, the Postal Service is committed to providing ready access to reliable, secure, affordable postal products and services.  America’s national mail system receives no tax subsidy for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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