Area Mail Processing


The U.S. Postal Service® is continually improving its efficiency by making better use of space, staffing, equipment, and transportation in processing the nation's mail. This practice has become increasingly important as we have experienced a significant reduction in the amount of single-piece First-Class Mail® that enters our system. Learn more ›

Our Future Network

Faced with a massive nationwide infrastructure that is no longer financially sustainable, the U.S. Postal Service is implementing Network Rationalization. The Network Rationalization Initiative is the multi-phase, multi-year effort announced in 2011 to balance mail processing infrastructure costs against current and anticipated mail volumes and to successfully right-size the postal processing network.
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Recent Changes
See Supporting Documentation under Current Studies.
LocationDateUpdate
Various 03/31/2016 Quarterly Update
Various 12/31/2015 Quarterly Update
Various 09/30/2015 Quarterly Update
Bemidji, MN 04/24/2015 Final Redacted
Lansing, MI 04/07/2015 Service Files
Various 01/15/2015 Service Files
Madison, WI 08/28/2013 Approved
Beaumont, TX 08/01/2013 Final Redacted
Oshkosh, WI 07/29/2013 Final Redacted
Petersburg, WV 07/29/2013 Final Redacted
Altoona, PA 07/26/2013 Final Redacted
Amarillo, TX 07/09/2013 Study Started
Midland, TX 07/09/2013 Study Started
Madison, WI 05/28/2013 Public Meeting Notice
Waco, TX 05/28/2013 Study Modified
Madison, WI 05/21/2013 Public Meeting Notice

Study Removal

The AMP process is complete once the final Post Implementation Review (PIR) has been evaluated by Headquarters and feedback is provided to the area. AMP studies will be removed from this USPS.com site one year after the final PIR is complete.


 

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Current Studies
Study NameStatusSupporting Documentation
Abilene, TX Approved Service Analysis - Austin PDF
Service Analysis - Midland PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/13/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Akron, OH Approved Service Analysis - Akron PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/15/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/31/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Amarillo, TX Study Started Summary Brief 07/09/13 RTF
Asheville, NC Implemented Service Analysis - Asheville PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/21/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/04/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Ashland, KY Implemented Summary Brief 3/31/12 RTF
Summary Brief 4/28/11 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 2/10/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 1/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/01/10 RTF
Athens, GA (destinating) Implemented Service Analysis - Athens PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Augusta, GA Approved Service Analysis - Columbia PDF
Service Analysis - Macon PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/15/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/30/11 RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 7/12/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 6/27/11 RTF
Summary Brief 2/01/11 RTF
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Bakersfield, CA Approved Service Analysis - Bakersfield PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/28/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/13/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Beaumont, TX (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Beaumont PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 5/16/13 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 5/1/13 RTF
Summary Brief Halted 2/23/12 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/19/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Beckley, WV Implemented Summary Brief 4/01/11 RTF
Summary Brief 11/30/10 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 9/21/10 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 9/03/10 RTF
Summary Brief 6/17/10 RTF
Bemidji, MN Approved Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 01/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Bend, OR Approved Service Analysis - Bend PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/27/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/07/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Brockton, MA Study Modified Summary Brief 2/23/12 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 01/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/23/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Brooklyn, NY Implemented

Service Analysis - Brooklyn PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/28/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF

Buffalo, NY Approved Service Analysis - Buffalo PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/20/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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Campton, KY Approved Service Analysis - Campton PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/22/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/07/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Canton, OH Approved Service Analysis - Canton PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/17/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/02/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Cape Girardeau, MO Approved
Service Analysis - Cape Girardeau PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/13/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Central Mass, MA Approved Service Analysis - Central Mass PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 01/05/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/23/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Chattanooga, TN Approved Service Analysis - Atlanta PDF
Service Analysis - Nashville PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Colorado Springs, CO Approved Service Analysis - Colorado Springs PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/16/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Columbia, MO Public Meeting Held Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 4/02/13 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 03/15/13 RTF
Summary Brief 02/20/13 RTF
Corpus Christi, TX Approved Service Analysis - Corpus Christi PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/16/11 RTF
Summary Brief 12/01/11 RTF
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Dakota Central, SD Approved
Service Analysis - Dakota Central PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/27/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/12/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Dallas, TX (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Dallas PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/07/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/22/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Dayton, OH (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Dayton PDF
Final Redacted Dest  PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Duluth, MN Approved Service Analysis - Duluth PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/10/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/26/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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East Texas, TX Approved Service Analysis - Austin PDF
Service Analysis - North Texas PDF
Service Analysis - Shreveport PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Eau Claire, WI Approved Service Analysis - Eau Claire PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/14/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/27/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Elko, NV Implemented Service Analysis - Elko PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Erie, PA Approved Service Analysis - Pittsburgh PDF
Service Analysis - Rochester PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/14/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/29/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Eugene, OR Approved Service Analysis - Eugene PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/28/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/07/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Eureka, CA Approved Service Analysis - Eureka PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/15/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/30/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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Fayetteville, NC Approved Service Analysis - Fayetteville PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/05/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/18/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Florence, SC Implemented Service Analysis - Florence PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/19/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/16/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 05/26/11 RTF
Fox Valley, IL (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Fox Valley PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/13/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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Gainesville, FL (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Gainesville PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/01/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/16/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Gary, IN Approved Service Analysis - Gary PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/21/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/04/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Public Meeting Presentation PDF TXT
Summary Brief 6/13/11 RTF
Summary Brief 2/25/11 RTF
Grand Island, NE Approved Service Analysis - Grand Island PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/17/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/01/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Grenada, MS Approved Service Analysis - Grenada PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/06/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 2/11/11 RTF
Summary Brief 8/11/10 RTF
Gulfport, MS Approved Service Analysis - Gulfport PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/01/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/17/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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Hattiesburg, MS Approved Service Analysis - Hattiesburg PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/15/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/31/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 7/13/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 6/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 2/11/11 RTF
Hazard, KY Completed Service Analysis - Hazard PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/07/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Houston, TX Approved Service Analysis - Houston PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Summary Brief 1/14/11 RTF
Public Meeting Summary 9/17/10 RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 7/29/10 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 7/14/10 RTF
Summary Brief 4/02/10 RTF
Huntington, WV Implemented Summary Brief 6/30/11 RTF
Summary Brief 11/30/10 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 9/20/10 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 9/03/10 RTF
Summary Brief 6/17/10 RTF
Huntsville, AL (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Huntsville PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/14/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/29/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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Industry, CA (originating) Approved Summary Brief 5/18/11 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/26/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 1/19/11 RTF
Summary Brief 10/06/10 RTF
Industry, CA (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Industry PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/17/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/31/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Iron Mountain, MI Approved Service Analysis - Iron Mountain PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 10/26/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/12/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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Johnson City, TN Approved Service Analysis - Johnson City PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/08/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/22/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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Kalamazoo, MI (destinating) Implemented Service Analysis - Kalamazoo PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/22/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/24/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Kinston, NC
(destinating)
Approved Service Analysis - Kinston PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/06/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 5/09/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 4/20/11 RTF
Summary Brief 2/25/11 RTF
Kokomo, IN Implemented Service Analysis - Kokomo PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/01/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/16/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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La Crosse, WI Implemented Service Analysis - La Crosse PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/10/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/27/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Lafayette, IN (destinating) Implemented Service Analysis - Lafayette PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/16/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/31/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Lakeland, FL Implemented Service Analysis - Lakeland PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 10/27/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/12/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Lancaster, PA (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Lancaster PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/21/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/07/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Lansing, MI Approved Service Analysis - Grand Rapids PDF
Service Analysis - MI Metroplex PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/09/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/24/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Lexington, KY Approved Service Analysis - Knoxville PDF
Service Analysis - Louisville PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/28/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/10/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 7/14/11 RTF
London, KY (destinating) Completed Service Analysis - London PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/05/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Long Beach, CA Implemented Service Analysis - Long Beach PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/16/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/01/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Lynchburg, VA (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Lynchburg PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/15/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/31/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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Madison, WI Implemented Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 5/29/13 PDF | TXT
Summary Brief 5/28/13 RTF
Summary Brief 2/25/13 RTF
Manasota, FL Approved Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 4/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 3/20/12 RTF
Summary Brief 2/23/12 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Mankato, MN Approved Service Analysis - Mankato PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 8/24/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 8/09/11 RTF
Summary Brief 6/22/11 RTF
McAlester, OK Implemented Service Analysis - McAlester PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Middlesex Essex, MA Implemented Service Analysis - Middlesex Essex PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/18/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 1/09/12 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 1/04/11 RTF
Midland, TX Study Started Summary Brief 07/09/13 RTF
Mid-Florida, FL Approved Service Analysis - Mid-Florida PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/16/11 RTF
Summary Brief 12/02/11 RTF
Mid-Hudson, NY Approved Service Analysis - Mid-Hudson PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/01/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/16/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 6/01/11 RTF
Minot, ND Approved Service Analysis - Minot PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/12/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Muncie, IN (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - Muncie PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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New Orleans, LA Approved Service Analysis - New Orleans PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/08/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Norfolk, NE Approved Service Analysis - Norfolk, NE PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/14/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Norfolk, VA Approved Service Analysis - Norfold, VA PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
North Bay, CA (destinating) Approved Service Analysis - North Bay, CA PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/16/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/01/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Northern NJ Metro, NJ Approved Service Analysis - Northern NJ Metro PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/11/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/23/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Northwest Boston, MA Implemented Service Analysis - Northwest Boston PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/10/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/23/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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Olympia, WA Approved Service Analysis - Olympia PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/18/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/02/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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Paducah, KY Approved Service Analysis - Paducah PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/13/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Pendleton, OR Implemented Service Analysis - Pendleton PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/22/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/07/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Pikeville, KY Implemented Summary Brief 3/31/12 RTF
Summary Brief 4/28/11 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 2/09/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 1/21/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/01/10 RTF
Pocatello, ID Approved Service Analysis - Pocatello PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/01/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Provo, UT Approved Service Analysis - Grand Junction PDF
Service Analysis - Las Vegas PDF
Service Analysis - Salt Lake City PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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Queens, NY Approved Service Analysis - Queens PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/02/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/17/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Quincy, IL Implemented Service Analysis - Columbia PDF
Service Analysis - Springfield PDF
Service Analysis - St. Louis PDF
Summary Brief 2/2/13 RTF
Final Redacted PDF
Summary Brief 1/28/13 RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/22/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/04/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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Redding, CA Approved Service Analysis - Redding PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/28/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/12/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Roanoke, VA Approved Service Analysis - Roanoke PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/14/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Rock Springs, WY Approved Service Analysis - Rock Springs PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Rocky Mount, NC Approved Service Analysis - Rocky Mount PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/07/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/18/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
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Salina, KS Implemented Service Analysis - Salina PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Savannah, GA Completed Service Analysis - Charleston PDF
Service Analysis - Jacksonville PDF
Summary Brief 2/4/13 RTF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Scranton, PA Approved Service Analysis - Scranton PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/22/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/07/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Somerset, KY Completed Service Analysis - Somerset PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/14/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
South Bend, IN Approved Service Analysis - South Bend PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/10/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/28/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Springfield, MO Approved Service Analysis - Springfield PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 1/04/12 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/19/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Stamford, CT Approved Service Analysis - Stamford PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/15/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/01/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 08/02/11 RTF
St. Cloud, MN Approved Service Analysis - St. Cloud PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/22/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/07/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
St. Petersburg, FL Implemented Service Analysis - St. Petersburg PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/03/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 10/19/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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Tacoma, WA Approved Service Analysis - Tacoma PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/17/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/01/11 RTF
Summary Brief 9/15/11 RTF
Toledo, OH Approved Service Analysis - Toledo PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Tucson, AZ Approved Service Analysis - Tucson PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/28/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/12/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Tulsa, OK Approved Service Analysis - Tulsa PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/01/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/16/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
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No current studies beginning with the letter "U"
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No current studies beginning with the letter "V"
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Waco, TX Study Modified Service Analysis - Waco PDF
Summary Brief 05/28/13 RTF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/15/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/30/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Wausau, WI Approved Service Analysis - Wausau PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 11/29/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/14/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Wenatchee, WA Approved Service Analysis - Wenatchee PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/01/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Wichita Falls, TX Completed Summary Brief 6/30/11 RTF
Summary Brief 2/24/11 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/08/10 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 11/23/10 RTF
Summary Brief 9/17/10 RTF
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No current studies beginning with the letter "X"
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Yakima, WA Approved Summary Brief 11/08/11 RTF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 7/21/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 6/30/11 RTF
Summary Brief 4/29/11 RTF
Youngstown, OH Approved Service Analysis - Youngstown PDF
Final Redacted PDF
Public Meeting Summary RTF
Public Meeting Presentation 12/28/11 PDF TXT
Summary Brief 12/13/11 RTF
Summary Brief 09/15/11 RTF
Summary Brief 07/14/11 RTF
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Last updated: 04/18/2016

Continued from above
Single-Piece First-Class Mail volume has declined by 35 percent over the last decade. Significant declines in overall First-Class Mail volume and revenues which fund postal operations have required that the Postal Service business model be adjusted to ensure that the network of processing facilities, transportation routes, and other interconnected infrastructure operates with greater efficiency than ever before. Area Mail processing is a key element of this important effort.

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More Information About Area Mail Processing

What is Area Mail Processing? ›
AMP Guidelines ›
Benefits of Consolidation ›
Overview of the AMP Process ›


What is Area Mail Processing?
Area Mail Processing (AMP) is the consolidation of some mail processing operations from one or more postal facilities to other facilities to improve operational efficiency and/or service. AMP may involve the consolidation of originating operations (canceling and sorting locally generated mail), destinating operations (sorting and preparing mail received from more distant areas for local delivery), or both. The intent is to make more efficient use of Postal Service assets such as equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation.

Today's mail processing system-a network of large, centralized mail processing facilities-represents about three decades of experience with AMP initiatives. However, as we continue to experience shifts in the types of mail we handle and changes in how and where mail enters our system, we must continue to examine opportunities for improvement. 

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AMP Guidelines

The Postal Service has developed a formal process for the review and implementation of Area Mail Processing proposals. This process is defined in Handbook PO-408, Area Mail Processing (AMP) Guidelines PDF | HTML.


Benefits of Consolidation
The benefits of AMP are as follows:

  • AMP centralizes mail processing operations to better use resources, including space, staffing, processing equipment, and transportation.
  • AMP takes advantage of state-of-the art technologies available at the gaining facility so originating and/or destinating mail can be processed more efficiently.
  • AMP supports network rationalization and reduces redundancies.
  • AMP should have minimal impact to customer services. Business mail entry, retail, and delivery services are expected to remain unchanged in most cases. Indicia requirements for postal meters and permit imprints for local mailers remain the same. Local postmarks will continue to be available at Post Offices. ZIP Codes will not change as a result of AMP.

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Overview of the AMP Process
The major events that occur during the AMP process are summarized below:

  • With the bottom-up approach, the process begins when the district manager or senior plant manager notifies the area vice president (AVP) about their intention to conduct an AMP feasibility study. The AVP informs Headquarters' vice president, Network Operations (VPNO). With the top-down approach, the VP Network Operations contacts the AVP about initiating a feasibility study.
  • When either one of the approaches is used, communication to stakeholders must occur when there is a clear intent to proceed with an AMP feasibility study. The notification of intent to perform the study will include an invitation to the public to submit any comments or concerns to a Postal Service representative.
  • Within two months, the AMP feasibility study is complete, approved by the district manager (DM), and submitted to the AVP along with the required documentation.
  • Within 45 days after submission of the study, the DM must conduct a public input meeting. Fifteen days are provided for the public's submission of additional written comments after the meeting and for the district's summary of the meeting.
  • Also, after the DM's submission of the study, a 60-day review is conducted concurrently by the area and Headquarters management. Every AMP worksheet is verified and issues are resolved; after which, the study is provided to the AVP for consideration.
  • Following receipt of public comments and finalized AMP worksheets, the AVP determines if the AMP proposal should advance to Headquarters. If the AMP is supported, the AVP must sign the Approval Signatures page and submit the AMP proposal to the SVP Operations. Generally, this step should be completed within two weeks. If the AMP is not supported, the AVP must submit an explanation to the VP Network Operations.
  • The Consumer Advocate also receives a copy of the Completed AMP proposal. A review by the Consumer Advocate ensures that adequate attention and resolution were given to the public input at the district and area levels prior to the consideration of the AMP by the VP Network Operations.
  • The VP Network Operations takes into account costs and benefits outlined in the AMP proposal along with summaries of public input when making the final decision to approve or disapprove the consolidation. A decision is expected within two weeks of receipt of the proposal.
  • Prior to the implementation of an approved AMP, national-level employee organizations must be notified and local employee organizations must be briefed in accordance with current employee agreements.
  • The area must conduct two Post-Implementation Reviews (PIRs) to assess whether planned savings, work hours, and levels of service are met. The first PIR will cover the first and second full quarters after implementation, and the final PIR will cover the first full four quarters following implementation.
  • The AMP process is complete once the final PIR has been evaluated by Headquarters and feedback is provided to the area.

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