Friday, July 29, 2011

Post Offices Currently Under Review

As an article in Auction Bytes notes, the Postal Service now has two processes ongoing that are or will examine whether Post Offices should be closed.   The Retail Access Optimization (RAO) Initiative has a list of nearly 3653 postal retail facilities.  In addition, there are 728 additional postal retail facilities that are currently under review for closure under existing processes.  The following chart lists the 13 states with the largest number of closures from both processes.  The chart shows that a standard process of identifying postal retail facilities that may be closed was further along in many states than others.
The following chart shows the states that have 20% or more of the postal retail facilities currently under review under the current process and are not part of the Retail Access Optimization process.

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