USPS changed consolidation dates for nearly all plants scheduled in 2015

and 2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated November 7, 2014

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated November 7, 2014The graphic above shows changes for Wausau, Wisconsin P & DF in the last two weeks. Stamford P & DC reflects the other update for November 7, 2014.

Now…

Last month the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report  “Lack of Service Standard Change Information in Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies.” The report (Oct. 8, 2014) stated :

The Postal Service has not analyzed the impact of planned service standard changes or informed stakeholders of the changes related to Phase 2 consolidations. Specifically, management did not complete the service standard impacts worksheet in 91 of the 95 AMP feasibility studies. The other four feasibility studies did not include updated service standard changes in the service standard impacts worksheet (see Appendix A). The worksheet should detail the upgrades and downgrades between 3-digit ZIP Codes4 by class of mail5 and volume.

Fast Forward (Oct. 27, 2014) :

Approximately three weeks ago a USPS representative, after being questioned about the USPS OIG’s report, the closing of Tucson, AZ ’s Cherrybell processing center and others across the country , was quoted as saying:

Sarah Ninivaggi, a public relations representative with the Postal Service, said the closures will go ahead, but impact studies – including one on Cherrybell – will be conducted starting in January. She said her organization disagrees with the inspector general’s finding that it didn’t comply with requirements to inform the public of its plans.

The Cherrybell plant WAS scheduled for closure April 18, 2015 but USPS has quietly changed the move date to July 11, 2015.

There were several articles on the  closure of Redding, CA  CSMPC to West Sacramento CA  scheduled for January 10, 2015. But USPS has quietly changed the move date to April 18, 2015.