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USPS closing processing center, relocating to Memphis

TUPELO — The mail processing center is closing this week in Tupelo, and the workload is being transferred to Memphis.

The move is a part of the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to right its business model by consolidating processing centers.

USPS spokeswoman Enola Rice tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal no one should notice a change in service.

A 2011 feasibility study showed the USPS could save $491,150 each year by closing Tupelo’s mail processing center and transferring the workload to Memphis.

Rice says in the process of closing processing centers, no USPS employee is being laid off.

The USPS Modified Network Realignment Plan projects to have completed consolidation of 140 locations by the end of 2013 to bring a total of $1.2 billion in savings.


Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal


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  1. What do you mean “no USPS employee is being laid off”? We’re closing the center, but keeping the workers on the taxpayers payroll??? At some point we have to reduce the number of federal workers. If less mail is moving due to the rise of email, then the Post Office should reduce staff across the board.

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