Though United States Postal Service (USPS) will not proceed with its planned announcement of mass post office closings, which was scheduled for May 16.
Its new strategy — to keep the country’s smallest post offices open — would reduce retail window hours to match customer use. “We’ve listened to our customers in rural America and we’ve heard them loud and clear: they want to keep their post office open,” said Postmaster General and USPS Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Donahoe.
The new strategy would be implemented over a two-year, multi-phased approach, with an estimated savings of a half billion dollars annually.
USPS regional property manager Diana Alvarado said the announcement has no bearing on La Jolla’s Wall Street post office, which is slated for relocation, not closure.
“We’re not taking any services away,” she maintained.