Most of the plant consolidations that were scheduled to take place this summer as the final stage of the Network Rationalization Initiative will be deferred, the Postal Service announced May 27.
The Network Rationalization Initiative is the multi-phase, multi-year effort announced in 2011 to balance mail processing infrastructure costs against current and anticipated mail volumes.
The decision to defer the next phase was based upon operational considerations. Deferred consolidation activities will resume in 2016.
For more information, read the Postal Service’s statement.