Niles post office launches pilot testPublished 8:24pm Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Niles Post Office is one of several post offices across the nation participating in a pilot test for a new process of delivering mail.
Sabrina Todd, of postal service public relations, said the test would last six months and begin sometime in February.
For the pilot test, mail carriers will no longer case the mail. Instead, another person will take the mail and put it in the order of the route in which it will be delivered.
The carrier would only have to pick up the mail, which had already been cased, and deliver it.
Todd said the post office would go back to the original process after six months and assess all aspects of the pilot test.
“In our economic situation we are looking at all aspects of economical efficiency and delivery efficiency and this goes in line with the efficiency process we are putting in place,” Todd said.
Todd was unable to say how the change would affect worker hours at the post office.
Niles postmaster Fred Bergman said he was not allowed to speak about the pilot test.
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