The US Postal Service is hosting a series of public meetings to review plans to consolidate its mail services. The idea is to combine the processing operations at the Lafayette facility into the Kokomo distribution and processing center. The first meeting is October 28th at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette. The postal service is also planning a meeting in Muncie, but no date has been scheduled. Spokesperson Kim Yates says the proposed consolidation is in response to the decrease in mail volume.
“26 billion pieces of mail… that’s the decline in our mail volume this year alone. And we have to start looking at ways to process our mail in a more economical manner and match the volume of mail with our facilities.”
Yates says no job cuts are expected as part of the consolidation. She says people from the Lafayette facility would be transferred to other locations.