Feb 23, 2012 11:48 AM by Paul Kavanaugh
The main USPS mail processing facility in Colorado Springs is slated to close.
The postal service says the general mail processing operations center near Fountain and Academy will move to Denver.
As a result of the study that began five months ago, the Postal Service has made the decision to move the operations to Denver. Once the transfer is completed, the mail processing operation of Colorado Springs will cease.
There will be no change to the retail operations, window services or business mail entry at Colorado Springs at this time.
The Postal Service has experienced a 25 percent decline in First-Class Mail volume since 2006, and receives no tax dollars for its operations, relying instead on the sale of postage, postal products and services.
"The decision to consolidate mail processing facilities recognizes the urgent need to reduce the size of the national mail processing network to eliminate costly underutilized infrastructure," said Chief Operating Officer Megan Brennan. "Consolidating operations is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation."