Postal Service to Huletts Landing office hours

B y Dan King
In the fall of 2012 the United States Postal Service began a two-year nationwide process of notifying communities of potential changes to their post office hours and this process has now made its way to Huletts Landing.
About 13,000 post offices nationwide have seen their hours reduced by this program, some dropping to six hours, some four hours and others down to two hours per day.
In the case of the Huletts Landing post office, the proposal would drop its hours from the current 7.75 down to four hours.
“The number of hours that each post office will be open for retail services has been determined by a review of operational hours, the amount of work that each office does.” Maureen Marion, USPS media contact for central New York and the Capital Region said.
These reductions would only impact the weekday retail hours of the post office and would not impact the accessibility of post office boxes nor would it impact Saturday hours.
“In most locations, we are looking at every available option to sustain or expand access to the post office boxes for customer pick up.” Marion stated, “Mail will be distributed as part of the postal employee duties when staffing the facility.”
Ultimately it is up to each individual community to decide the operating hours of its respective postal offices. The USPS sends surveys to the residents of postal codes which it is considering a reduction of hours for.
The surveys give the option to maintain current hours, reduce hours or completely shut down the post office, the latter of which is very rare.
“The office would be closed only should a super majority of respondents to the survey, no less than 60 percent, agree to that option.” Marion added.
Marion seems to believe that the most likely option for Huletts Landing would be the reduction in hours, as opposed to maintaining current hours or completely shutting down the office.
“Should the community elect for a change in hours as most do, the modified retail hours are designed to match customer use.” Marion said.
Those with Huletts Landing PO Boxes will be finding the survey slips in their PO Box and will thus have the chance to essentially cast their vote on this topic. The final decision on the retail hours of the post office would then be forthcoming.
“Implementation of the changes can vary but all offices, nationwide, will be in their new operating hours no later than January.” Marion explained, “Many will be in place by fall.”

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