USPS looking to invest $40 billion to modernize the postal service

HURON, S.D.(KOKK)- Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Center finds itself on the bubble of another review of postal facilities.  The postal service latest 10 year plan titled “Delivering for America” is a $40 billion plan to modernize the postal service.  There is a Mail Processing Facility Review currently underway to evaluate the role that the Huron facility will take in the redesigned postal network and assess potentially moving some of its operations to Fargo Distribution center.  The presentation was not presented in an open format.  The short presentation December 8th was continually labeled as not a question and answer opportunity.  The findings from the study state that no career  employees would see lay offs, it also listed savings of up to 970 thousand dollars per year once changes are made at the Huron facility.  After one last message that it was not a question and answer session.  One of the two presenters said he would take additional “comments” from those in attendance.  Todd West SD Postal Workers union state president took the opportunities to give his.

Another person in attendance had additional comments.  No comments were not written down.  Each person in at the session was given a sheet with two QR codes.  One briefly explains the plan the other is a survey site for comments on the proposal.  The presentation said customers would not be affected, Heidi Maas, Dakota Central Union representative points out how that would not be the case.

The comment period is open now with the deadline of December 23rd.  No other information meeting for other affected cities were planned.