USPS: Planned Network Consolidation Phase 2 activities will resume in 2016
The consolidation of the Tucson Cherrybell postal processing center has been postponed from this summer to next year.
“The Postal Service has extended the timeline for most of the mail processing consolidating activities originally planned for this summer,” the U.S. Postal Service said in an email statement. “Planned consolidation activities will resume in 2016.”
What was scheduled to happen on July 11 was the second phase of the consolidation, which would move the processing of packages coming to and from Tucson and letters arriving in Tucson to the Phoenix processing facility. When the consolidation finalizes, the only postal functions left at the Tucson facilities would be P.O. boxes and retail services.
The Tucson consolidation was already postponed to July 11 from the initial April 18 schedule.
note: It looks like USPS is not releasing any “public” statements on the plant consolidations. So much for keeping the public and employees informed.