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Maintaining access

The Postal Service is making sure communities continue to have access to our products and services as we right-size our Post Office network to reflect the nation’s current use of our services.

Since 2012, we’ve transitioned 7,985 offices to 2-hour, 4-hour and 6-hour periods of operation each day. Our goal: to keep these Post Offices open and help communities maintain services they’re accustomed to receiving. So far, these changes have saved us $171 million in annual costs.

We’ve held more than 8,400 meetings with community members to discuss the new hours of operations, as well as alternatives. Communities also can ask for services to be transitioned to a nearby Post Office, or they may use rural carriers or highway contract routes.