Rural Post Offices Stay Open, Hours Cut

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

U.S. Postal Service announced this week that the 3,700 post offices targeted to close in May, will remain open.

Instead, the postal service plans to reduce business hours at 13,000 rural post offices, many of them are in central Wisconsin; from a full eight-hour day to between two and six open hours per day. The change is expected to save about $500 million per year.

About 9,000 current full-time postal employees will be reduced to part time and will lose their benefits. Another 4,000 full-time employees will see their hours reduced to part-time, but will retain their benefits. Those workers will be at post offices whose hours are reduced to six hours per day.

Click here to see a list of rural post offices that will be affected.


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