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Postmaster Speaks To Congress About Debt Situation

Last updated on Thursday, September 8, 2011

(UNDATED) - As the United States postmaster speaks before Congress about the agency’s pending debt situation, local spokeswoman Mary Dando says it’s too early to tell if and how Indiana would be effected by any cuts or changes made to the postal service.

Dando says studies of potential sites for closure are moving forward, but there is no definitive list at this time. the criteria for offices under consideration for closure includes those facilities that do less than $50 dollars a day in business, those with minimal foot traffic, and those that have 2 hours a day or less of work to do.

Dando says most of the post offices being looked at in Indiana are in rural communities. the process usually takes a minimum of 138 days, but Dando says the process may be faster because of the dire situation of the agency's finances.

She says communities will still have a voice in the process as public hearings will be scheduled in each community before a location is officially added to the closure list.

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