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Alabama Local Post Office Closures 2011

July 26, 2011 by USA Post 

Alabama Local Post Office Closures 2011Alabama Local Post Office Closures 2011, The Postal Service is considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its outlets. The agency of financial problems, announced on Tuesday that 3653 study offices, offices and stations closure. However, many of them can be substituted for village post offices where postal services are available in local stores, libraries or government offices.  “It’s no secret that the Postal Service is trying to change the way you do a lot of things,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe at a briefing. “We feel we are being relevant to the American public and the economy, but we have to make some tough decisions.”

Currently the post office works 31.871 points of sale nationwide, compared to 38,000 a decade ago, but in recent years business has declined dramatically as a first-class mail is moved to the Internet. In addition, the recession led to a decrease in direct mail, and the agency lost and 8 million last year.

Most of the offices that review are facing in rural areas and have little turnover. About 3,000 post offices have only two hours of business one day even though they are open longer, said Vice Dean postal Granholm.

They are subject to review does not necessarily mean a nearby office. The Post Office announced in January it was reviewing the offices to close 1400. So far, 280 have been closed and 200 have completed the review process and will remain open.

Once the office has been selected for review, people served by this office will have 60 days to submit comments. If an office were closed, they can appeal to the independent Postal Regulatory Commission.

“This is a bitter medicine, but times have changed called for a postal service changed. With the decline in mail volumes at a rapid pace, we need a postal service that is more agile, more efficient and less costly,” said Art Sackler, president of the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, a group of industry distribution. “The closure of a post office can be difficult, but these possibilities should be explored to ensure that the Postal Service and the 8 million private sector jobs that depend on it are able to survive, and the economy as a whole not another blow disturbing. ”

The vast majority of sales in post offices are purchases of stamps, according to authorities, and can be easily managed in the new Village post offices. The offices will accept flat-rate packages and some of them could offer a postal service. Passport or other more complex services that customers have to go to a regular post office remaining.

Already there are about 70,000 such places as supermarkets and department stores sell stamps.

In the last four years, the Postal Service, which receives no tax dollars for its operations, has reduced its workforce by about 130,000 and a reduction in costs and $ 12 million in an effort to cope with loss first class mail to the Internet and mail drop in advertising due to the recession. For example, approximately half of all Internet bill payments are now above 5 percent a decade ago.

Postal officials have also asked Congress for permission to reduce mail delivery five days a week, and to facilitate the requirement that they pay and 5.5 million dollars annually to a fund for pre-paid health benefits future retirees.

Without the $ 5.5 million and annual pre-payment – which does not require any other government agency – the post office has made a profit in the last four years. However, due to the complex form of federal finances are structured, the payment is counted as income for the government and eliminating the federal deficit would appear to be larger and 5.5 billion.

The agency also suspended payments to its pension fund and eliminated bonuses and performance for managers and executives.

Of the 1,400 offices for review announced in January, 620 are still in the process of review and 300 were taken to the list a new comment.

ALABAMA LOCATIONS being studied for possible closure
City office Postal Code
BAYSIDE MOBILE 36605
36444 FRANKLIN FRANKLIN
France-Ville 36538 France-Ville
LITTLE RIVER LITTLE RIVER 36550
36556 MALCOLM MALCOLM
Perdue Perdue Hill Hill 36470
36581 SUNFLOWER Sunflowers
Tibbie Tibbie 36583
MOBILE 36618 West Towne
Vredenburgh Vredenburgh 36481
36015 CHAPMAN CHAPMAN
36749 JONES JONES
SHORTERVILLE SHORTERVILLE 36373
WESTSIDE 36108 MONTGOMERY
ALA 36483 ALA
BON BON AIR AIR 35032
Cragford Cragford 36255
36031 Fort Davis Fort Davis
Fort McClellan Anniston 36205
Hatchechubbee Hatchechubbee 36858
PITTSVIEW PITTSVIEW 36871
Allgood Allgood 35013
Bankston Bankston 35542
Beaverton 35544
EAST GADSDEN 35903 GADSDEN
Goodsprings Goodsprings 35560
HODGES HODGES 35571
35577 Natural Bridge Natural Bridge
Princeton 35766
NEW CASTLE 35119 NEW CASTLE
35181 WATSON WATSON
35440 Abernant Abernant
36901 BELLAMY BELLAMY
Campbell Campbell 36727
CLINTON CLINTON 35448
COY COY 36435
BIRMINGHAM FAIRVIEW 35208
BIRMINGHAM Forestdale 35214
36741 FURMAN FURMAN
Gainesville 35464
36745 Jefferson Jefferson
BIRMINGHAM MIDFIELD 35228
36763 Myrtlewood Myrtlewood
NANAFALIA NANAFALIA 36764
35477 Panola Panola
Safford Safford 36773
Sawyerville Sawyerville 36776
36922 WARD WARD
35211 BIRMINGHAM WEST END
35491 WEST GREENE WEST GREENE
36482 Whatley Whatley
BIRMINGHAM WOODLAWN 35212

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