List of at-risk postal facilities released
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe discusses plans for the U.S. Postal Service during a briefing Thursday.
September 15th, 2011
11:58 AM ET

List of at-risk postal facilities released

[Update 5:15 p.m.] Hundreds of mail-handling facilities have been named in a shutdown list released Thursday by the U.S. Postal Service as the agency tries to cut massive red ink.

The potential closings are the latest chapter in a fundamental overhaul of the agency that may also mean closing thousands of smaller post offices across the country, and cuts in tens of thousands of Postal Service jobs in years to come.

It may also result in a slightly longer time for the delivery of first-class mail.

"It is no exaggeration to say that we are radically re-aligning the way that we process mail, the way that we deliver mail, and the way that we operate our retail network," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told reporters at a Thursday briefing.

The latest list targets 252 processing facilities and related "network transportation," as the Postal Service calls its distribution system, which now consists of 487 facilities.

"Our immediate goal is to reduce our total costs by $20 billion by 2015," Donahoe said, including $3 billion in anticipated savings from the facilities realignment announced Thursday.

[Original post] The U.S. Postal Service released a list of locations that will be studied in order to decide whether they will be closed or consolidated as the agency tries to cut massive red ink.

The potential closings are the latest chapter in a fundamental overhaul of the agency that may also mean closing thousands of smaller post offices across the country, and cuts in tens of thousands of Postal Service jobs in years to come.

The latest list targets nearly 250 processing facilities and related "network transportation," as the Postal Service calls its distribution system. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe planned a news conference Thursday to explain the changes.

"With the dramatic decline in mail volume and the resulting excess capacity, maintaining a vast national infrastructure is no longer realistic," Donahoe said ahead of the news conference.

The US Postal Service is considering outsourcing some of its basic services to some local town halls, mini-marts or malls. It opened its first so-called "village post offices" last month in tiny Malone, Washington.

With the proposed change, postal officials say customers can expect a first class letter to take two or three days, instead of the one-to-three day standard the existing delivery system was designed to meet.

The full list below in alphabetical order by state:

Anniston AL CSMPC Anniston AL
Dothan AL CSMPC Dothan AL
Huntsville AL P&DF Huntsville AL
Mobile AL Annex Mobile AL
Tuscaloosa AL CSMPC Tuscaloosa AL
Fayetteville AR P&DF Fayetteville AR
Harrison AR CSMPC Harrison AR
Hot Springs Ntl Pk AR CSMPC Hot Springs National Park AR
Jonesboro AR CSMPC Jonesboro AR
Little Rock Lindsey Road AR Annex Little Rock AR
East Valley AZ  DDC Gilbert AZ
North Valley AZ  DDC Phoenix AZ
Tucson AZ P&DC Tucson AZ
Bakersfield CA P&DC Bakersfield CA
Eureka CA CSMPC Eureka CA
Herb Peck CA Annex Los Angeles CA
Industry CA P&DC City Of Industry CA
Long Beach CA P&DC Long Beach CA
Midway CA P&DF San Diego CA
Modesto CA CSMPC Modesto CA
North Bay CA DDC Petaluma CA
North Bay CA P&DC Petaluma CA
North Peninsula CA DDC Burlingame CA
Pasadena CA P&DC Pasadena CA
Redding CA CSMPC Redding CA
San Bernardino CA P&DC San Bernardino CA
Stockton CA P&DC Stockton CA
Van Nuys CA FSS Annex Van Nuys CA
Alamosa CO CSMPC Alamosa CO
Colorado Springs CO P&DC Colorado Springs CO
Durango CO CSMPC Durango CO
Salida CO CSMPC Salida CO
Southern Connecticut CT P&DC Wallingford CT
Stamford CT P&DC Stamford CT
Wilmington DE P&DF New Castle DE
Ft Lauderdale FL P&DC Fort Lauderdale FL
Ft Myers FL P&DC Fort Myers FL
Gainesville FL P&DF Gainesville FL
Lakeland FL P&DC Lakeland FL
Manasota FL P&DC Sarasota FL
Orlando FL P&DC Orlando FL
Panama City FL P&DF Panama City FL
South Florida FL P&DC Pembroke Pines FL
St Petersburg FL P&DC Saint Petersburg FL
Acworth GA CSMPC Acworth GA
Albany GA CSMPC Albany GA
Athens GA P&DF Athens GA
Augusta GA P&DF Augusta GA
Cartersville GA CSMPC Cartersville GA
Columbus GA CSMPC Columbus GA
Douglasville GA CSMPC Douglasville GA
Marietta GA  DDC Marietta GA
Savanna PO CSMPC Savannah GA
Savannah GA P&DF Savannah GA
Swainsboro GA CSMPC Swainsboro GA
Valdosta GA CSMPC Valdosta GA
Waycross GA CSMPC Waycross GA
Carroll IA CSMPC Carroll IA
Cedar Rapids IA P&DF Cedar Rapids IA
Creston IA CSMPC Creston IA
Waterloo IA P&DF Waterloo IA
Pocatello ID CSMPC Pocatello ID
Bloomington IL P&DF Bloomington IL
Carbondale IL CSMPC Carbondale IL
Centralia IL CSMPC Centralia IL
Effingham IL CSMPC Effingham IL
Fox Valley IL P&DC Fox Valley IL
Irving Park IL P&DC Chicago IL
Quincy IL P&DF Quincy IL
Rockford IL P&DC Rockford IL
Springfield IL P&DC Springfield IL
Bloomington IN P&DF Bloomington IN
Columbus IN CSMPC Columbus IN
Gary IN P&DC Gary IN
Kokomo IN P&DF Kokomo IN
Lafayette IN P&DF Lafayette IN
Muncie IN P&DF Muncie IN
South Bend IN P&DC South Bend IN
Terre Haute IN P&DF Terre Haute IN
Colby KS CSMPC Colby KS
Dodge City KS CSMPC Dodge City KS
Hutchinson KS CSMPC Hutchinson KS
Liberal KS CSMPC Liberal KS
Salina KS CSMPC Salina KS
Topeka KS P&DF Topeka KS
Bowling Green KY P&DF Bowling Green KY
Campton KY CSMPC Campton KY
Elizabethtown KY CSMPC Elizabethtown KY
Hazard KY CSMPC Hazard KY
Lexington KY P&DC Lexington KY
London KY P&DF London KY
Louisville KY Annex Louisville KY
Paducah KY P&DF Paducah KY
Somerset KY CSMPC Somerset KY
Lafayette LA P&DF Lafayette LA
New Orleans LA P&DC New Orleans LA
Boston MA P&DC Boston MA
Brockton MA P&DC Brockton MA
Central Mass MA P&DC Shrewsbury MA
Lowell MA  DDC Lowell MA
Middlesex Essex MA P&DC North Reading MA
Northwest Boston MA P&DF Waltham MA
Wareham MA CSMPC Wareham MA
Cumberland MD CSMPC Cumberland MD
Eastern Shore MD P&DF Easton MD
Suburban MD Annex Gaithersburg MD
Waldorf MD CSMPC Waldorf MD
Eastern Maine ME P&DF Hampden ME
Detroit MI P&DC Detroit MI
Iron Mountain MI P&DF Iron Mountain MI
Jackson MI CSMPC Jackson MI
Kalamazoo MI P&DC Kalamazoo MI
Lansing MI P&DC Lansing MI
Saginaw MI P&DC Saginaw MI
Wheeler Street MI Annex Saginaw MI
Bemidji MN CSMPC Bemidji MN
Duluth MN P&DF Duluth MN
Rochester MN P&DF Rochester MN
St Cloud MN P&DF Waite Park MN
Cape Girardeau MO P&DF Cape Girardeau MO
Springfield MO P&DF Springfield MO
Grenada MS CSMPC Grenada MS
Gulfport MS P&DF Gulfport MS
Hattiesburg MS CSMPC Hattiesburg MS
Tupelo MS CSMPC Tupelo MS
Helena MT CSMPC Helena MT
Kalispell MT CSMPC Kalispell MT
Missoula MT CSMPC Missoula MT
Wolf Point MT CSMPC Wolf Point MT
Asheville NC P&DF Asheville NC
Fayetteville NC Annex Fayetteville NC
Fayetteville NC P&DC Fayetteville NC
Kinston NC Annex Kinston NC
Kinston NC P&DF Kinston NC
Rocky Mount NC P&DF Rocky Mount NC
Devils Lake ND CSMPC Devils Lake ND
Grand Forks ND CSMPC Grand Forks ND
Minot ND CSMPC Minot ND
Alliance NE CSMPC Alliance NE
Grand Island NE P&DF Grand Island NE
Norfolk NE P&DF Norfolk NE
North Platte NE CSMPC North Platte NE
Omaha NE Mail Consolidation Center Annex Omaha NE
Manchester NH P&DC Manchester NH
Nashua NH L&DC Nashua NH
Jersey Shore  DDC Pleasantville NJ
Kilmer NJ P&DC Edison NJ
Monmouth NJ P&DC Eatontown NJ
New Jersey NJ L&DC Kearny NJ
Northern NJ Metro P&DC Teterboro NJ
South Jersey NJ P&DC Bellmawr NJ
Alamogordo NM CSMPC Alamogordo NM
Albuquerque NM ASF Annex Albuquerque NM
Clovis NM CSMPC Clovis NM
Farmington NM CSMPC Farmington NM
Roswell NM CSMPC Roswell NM
Socorro NM CSMPC Socorro NM
Truth Or Cons NM CSMPC Truth Or Consequences NM
Tucumcari NM CSMPC Tucumcari NM
Reno NV P&DC Reno NV
Amsterdam NY CSMPC Amsterdam NY
Binghamton NY CSMPC Binghamton NY
Binghamton NY STC Binghamton NY
Brooklyn NY P&DC Brooklyn NY
Buffalo NY P&DC Buffalo NY
Glens Falls NY CSMPC Glens Falls NY
Mid Hudson NY P&DC Newburgh NY
Mid-Island NY Annex Melville NY
Monsey NY  DDC Monsey NY
New York NY L&DC Bethpage NY
Plattsburgh NY CSMPC Plattsburgh NY
Queens NY P&DC Flushing NY
Western Nassau NY P&DC Garden City NY
Akron OH P&DC Akron OH
Athens OH CSMPC Athens OH
Canton OH P&DF Canton OH
Chillicothe OH CSMPC Chillicothe OH
Cincinnati OH P&DC Cincinnati OH
Dayton OH P&DF Dayton OH
Ironton OH CSMPC Ironton OH
Steubenville OH CSMPC Steubenville OH
Toledo OH P&DF Toledo OH
Youngstown OH P&DF Youngstown OH
Mcalester OK CSMPC Mcalester OK
Poteau OK CSMPC Poteau OK
Tulsa OK P&DC Tulsa OK
Woodward OK CSMPC Woodward OK
Eugene OR P&DF Springfield OR
Mount Hood OR  DDC Mount Hood Parkdale OR
Pendleton OR CSMPC Pendleton OR
Salem OR P&DF Salem OR
Sunset OR  DDC Hillsboro OR
Altoona PA P&DF Duncansville PA
Erie PA P&DF Erie PA
Greensburg PA  DDC Greensburg PA
Horsham PA  DDC Horsham PA
Lancaster PA P&DC Lancaster PA
New Castle PA P&DF New Castle PA
Pittsburgh PA Building II Annex Pittsburgh PA
Reading PA P&DF Reading PA
Scranton PA P&DF Scranton PA
Southeastern PA P&DC Southeastern PA
Williamsport PA P&DF Williamsport PA
Catano DMDU PR Annex Catano PR
Florence SC P&DF Florence SC
Dakota Central SD P&DF Huron SD
Rapid City SD P&DF Rapid City SD
Chattanooga TN P&DC Chattanooga TN
Clinton TN STC Clinton TN
Jackson TN P&DF Jackson TN
Jet Cove TN Annex Memphis TN
Johnson City TN CSMPC Johnson City TN
Abilene TX CSMPC Abilene TX
Austin TX Annex Austin TX
Beaumont TX P&DF Beaumont TX
Bryan TX CSMPC Bryan TX
Dallas TX P&DC Dallas TX
East Texas TX P&DC Tyler TX
Lufkin TX CSMPC Lufkin TX
Mcallen TX P&DF Mcallen TX
Waco TX Annex Waco TX
Waco TX P&DF Waco TX
Provo UT CSMPC Provo UT
Lynchburg VA P&DF Lynchburg VA
Norfolk VA Annex Norfolk VA
Norfolk VA P&DC Norfolk VA
Roanoke VA P&DC Roanoke VA
Burlington VT P&DF Essex Junction VT
White River Junction VT P&DC White River Junction VT
Everett WA P&DF Everett WA
Olympia WA P&DF Tumwater WA
Pasco WA P&DF Pasco WA
Seattle WA East DDC Redmond WA
South Sound WA DDC Fife WA
South WA DDC Kent WA
Tacoma WA P&DC Tacoma WA
Wenatchee WA CSMPC Wenatchee WA
Eau Claire WI P&DF Eau Claire WI
Kenosha WI CSMPC Kenosha WI
La Crosse WI P&DF La Crosse WI
Portage WI CSMPC Portage WI
Wausau WI P&DF Rothschild WI
Bluefield WV CSMPC Bluefield WV
Clarksburg WV P&DF Clarksburg WV
Parkersburg WV CSMPC Parkersburg WV
Petersburg WV CSMPC Petersburg WV
Rawlins WY CSMPC Rawlins WY
Rock Springs WY CSMPC Rock Springs WY
Wheatland WY CSMPC Wheatland WY
soundoff (212 Responses)
  1. Mike

    The Post office in my area (Miami) is very incompetent. They lost some registered mail TWICE within the last 2 years. The answer was "Too damn bad". I also get neighbor's mail at least once a week in my mailbox. No telling how much of my mail ends up in the wrong place. It would be nice to have a functioning postal service. I would gladly pay twice their current rates IF we had a service that is reliable. I even would accept 3 deliveries a week instead of 6 to save cost. But it has become so unreliable that it is no longer worth having. Shut them down and save the money.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yosemite

      Same problem in So Cal. I get mail from 5 blocks awayat least once a week because they happen to have the same numbers in thier address as I do. Apprently the name of your street is not important. Unionized Civil Servants, what you would you expect?

      September 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Learn To Read

    I sure do wish people would have half a clue when they post something...the U.S. Government does NOT run the USPS, never has. They also do NOT use any tax dollars. Know what you're talking about befor you open your mouth. Please.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • WoW

      That's what the Tea Bagging partiers and their Republican clones wants them to think. Less power to the Insentives given to you for a cheap price and more power to the Mega Corps waiting to drain your bank account dry. The choice isn't yours to make.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • GBS

      wanna bet?

      September 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • BMG

      Before you say never, u should read the history of the USPO:

      The Modern Postal Service: Agency or Business?
      Until adoption of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, the U.S. Postal Service functioned as a regular, tax-supported, agency of the federal government.

      According to the laws under which it now operates, the U.S. Postal Service is a semi-independent federal agency, mandated to be revenue-neutral. That is, it is supposed to break even, not make a profit.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yosemite

      They are held hostage by a union.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myopinionz1

      and... they do borrow money from the US Treasury to the tune of 3 billion a year (which is our tax dollars)

      September 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Actually, the USPS IS a government agency that is controlled by the government. The only difference is the USPS is not funded by the tax payers like the other government agencies. Know what you're talking about befor you open your mouth. Please.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michelle

    My town's post office is scheduled to close and its not on the list.
    But I agree that they need to stream line stuff...when I was an office manager and I had to do something new, there was no instructions...I had to wait til I got up to the teller, they would explain it, then I had to step off to the side to do it, then get back in line! Then you bring a box and its 20 questions...I especially like "does it contain any hazardous material"? If I was shady and had a bomb in it, would I answer yes to that question?? C'mon...get real. I can mail a package UPS and get it there in one day...with accurate tracking fact, if its a place I ship to often, I dont even have to write it out...its in the computer and I pay and I'm done.
    BUT, if you compare rate of a letter mailed here in the US to letters mailed in other is the best bargain!! Go ahead, google postal rates in other'll be amazed.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Hey Michelle, next time you go to mail a package just say you're not a mystery shopper and we can avoid all those questions we don't want to ask and you don't want to hear. We think some of them are as stupid as you do but we have to ask them. The liquid part is for us to make sure the liquid wouldn't leak out of the package and to make sure it's properly packaged, the rest is self explanitory.

      September 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jr

    This must be part of the Obama stragegy to fund his Job Plan. Reduce government spending by getting rid of thousands of Government jobs, then he can afford to give them longer unemployment payouts and retraining like he promised. Who said he doesn't know what he's doing?? lol I think my Dad used to call this the "Rob Peter to Pay Paul principle". lol When money is involved you have to run it like a business not like a government....or you'll end up where we are today.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • WoW

      I think our new way of thinking is more...rob peter to pay paul then bet against peter that he can't pay paul back. Capitalism...don't you love it?

      September 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JW

    I agree, close them. They can't keep going with business as usual at least.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yosemite

    I was recently in Yosemite National Park. There are 4, yes 4 post offices in the park that I saw. Wh on earth would such a small park need so many post offices This doesn't include the 10 I saw driving up the mountain to get there.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Josh

    Myopinionz1 It's not me that's doing anything. I dont want you to pay my retirement with treasury laons. I want to just do my five more years of service and find somthing else to do. Actually we do have a surplus and it s our retirement and one of the steps the Postal Service, not me has done has to stop contributing to the retirement fund. People on here are saying how nast your postal workers are but we're not all like that. Daily I help customers with their mailing needs as do my co-workers. We do things the Postal Service says not to do but it helps the customer so we do it. We package items for people, we do everything we can to make things right for our customers. I guess you all need to move to our town!!

    September 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myopinionz1

      @Josh – honestly, the though of anyone losing their job is horrible. I'm not wishing that on you or anyone else... BUT, we can;t operate a agency that loses 9 billion a year, borrows 3 billion on top of that, and refuses to right-size, adapt to the changing digital environment. AND the government restrictions on you prevent you from doing that. The best option, is detach from teh government, go private, and compete in an open market. Just don;t use my tax dollars to do it.

      September 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • arthurrrrr

      i guess they see the urgency of quickly sending out all those tourist post cards!!!!

      September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bigfoot

    Thank god! I love the people at the Newport post office especially Alyson. – bigfoot

    September 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeti

      What is a post office?

      September 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris

    We've already closed one PO in my neighborhood – 'made sense. A worker in the one that's left still bemoans that USPS is in the red. He had no operational solutions – simply said, there's too many idiots with six-figure salaries running it who don't have a clue what they're doing and don't care.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sheila

    Here's the postal solution: raise the price of the stamp. It is currently at the 1885 equivalent! Why? I would gladly pay ninety cents to a dollar to mail a letter. Who cares. Also, I don't care if you cut Saturday service, and I don't care if takes an extra day or two for a letter to arrive. We can adjust. Good that you're cutting these offices, but there need to be more. Also, get rid of the postal workers union. They have us all over a barrel. No public services should be allowed to unionize.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Myopinionz1

    I'm sure when the founding Fathers established the concept of postal service structure in the US, they didn't picture a Val-Pack coupon or a credit card offer in your mailbox. With the establisment of television, radio and internet... the intent of having a viable method to communicate with the masses and share information is covered. I don't need to loan the USPS any more money from the US Treasury to allow them to operate. Go public, and good luck.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lean6

    It took me far too long to remember where my post office is located...maybe that's not a good sign.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Brad

    The idea of outsourcing local PO duties to private enterprises (village po) is not new. I'm only 50, and I can remember several country stores in our area that had post offices inside. I know of one (Perdue Hill, AL) that is still in operation. I think that may be a better idea than rural home delivery. I live way out in the country, but would gladly accept a M-W-F delivery schedule – or a PO Box at my local country store. I also wouldn't oppose a hike to $0.50 for 1st-class mail. That's still cheaper than just about anywhere else in the world.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Keith

    Post offices are a mark of a bygone time....I very rarely every go near a post office. Everything I do is via email or the internet....i get some stuff in the mail but otherwise I get everything electronically. Not to mention the employees there are rude and hate their jobs and take it out on the customer....ditch them to the curb

    September 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Asiandude

    Replying to Michelle:
    I absolutely agreed with you for the statements "does it contain any hazardous material"? "would I answer yes to that question??" It is very good question. Why doesn't USPS put out this kind of statement: "We will not ship any hazardous material, and we may report to law enforcement agency for public safety".

    September 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
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