USPS will not close post offices as cost-cutting measure

USPS will not close post offices as cost-cutting measure

POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:15pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:19pm

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.

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