According to Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, the USPS will not downgrade Level 2, 4 and 6 Post Offices during Fiscal Year 2017. Brennan made the announcement at the 2016 National Convention for the newly created United Postmasters and Managers of America.
This is good news for the Huletts Landing Post Office which is considered a Level 4 Post Office (open 4 hours per day).
Post Offices are evaluated using data that includes (among other things) determinations of the number of customers a Post Office serves and the amount of revenue it takes in. These evaluations are used to help determine the number of hours a Post Office should be open to adequately serve the community in which it is located.
If such evaluations lead the USPS to believe a Post Office is not needed for all the hours it is open, the Post Office can be downgraded or closed. Decreasing a Post Office’s retail hours also can make the facility less relevant in the community, make it harder to staff and further reduce it’s business.
While it is good news that it appears that no such downgrading will occur in 2017, the Huletts Current will continue to report on this and I once again encourage everyone to buy your stamps at the Huletts Post Office.
(Excerpted and condensed from the AUSPL November 2016 newsletter.)