Wednesday the U.S. Postal Service announced a new strategy to keep the nations smallest post offices open.
The new plan, to be implemented over a two-year period, is expected to save half a billion dollars annually and put the USPS back on a positive track. The agency has been losing money rapidly and suggestions to save it have varied from closing some post offices to cutting hours.
According to a press release, the latest strategy would keep existing post offices in place, but would modify window hours to match customer use. Access to the retail lobby and PO boxes would remain the same, as would the town’s zip code.
“Meeting the needs of postal customers is, and will always be, a top priority. We continue to balance that by better aligning service options with customer demand and reducing the cost to serve,” Postmaster General