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The United States postal service has completed one of seven studies to analyze the mail processing operations around Indiana for possible consolidation. The initial study suggests moving operations in Terre Haute to Indianapolis and Evansville.
The consolidation would eliminate 36 positions in Terre Haute and save the postal service over $7 million a year. Spokeswoman Mary Dando says the recommendation is still just in the study process and is not a done deal.
With the announcement of the study results comes the public comment period. Dando says the public is encouraged to give comment to postal offices in writing within the next 30 days. A public comment hearing has been scheduled for November 14 in the Oakley Auditorium at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute.
“Those comments will be taken into account as postal experts look at the feasibility of moving the Terre Haute operation to Indianapolis and also to Evansville,” Dando says.
Public comment will be taken until December 2.