USPS will not close post offices as cost-cutting measure
POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:19pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The U.S. Postal Service is backing off a previous plan to close 13,000 rural post offices.
Instead, it will cut hours at the facilities in an effort to save $500 million a year.
The move is in response to a backlash against the massive closures.
The agency also plans to force thousands of employees to shift to part-time hours from their current full-time positions.
Under the plan announced today, some rural post offices will only have two to six hours of window service each day.