USPS realigns retail window service hours | News
The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a plan to keep open Post Offices by realigning retail window hours based on customer use. Customer surveys were tabulated and results announced by postal officials at recent community meetings.
The Booth Post Office at 1724 Booth Cir, Booth AL 36008 will provide two hours of retail window service each day; however, operational hours and the implementation date have not yet been announced. Saturday retail window service will not be reduced and delivery receptables will not change.
Alabama customers chose their preference from four options:
1. Keep the Post Office open, based on actual office workload. For example, hours would be reduced from 8 hours each weekday to 4 hours per weekday. Current Saturday hours will not change as a result of POStPlan and access to your delivery receptacles will not be impacted by POStPlan.
2. Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and offer roadside mailbox delivery. Retail and delivery service would be provided through a rural carrier. Mail delivery points will be established and customers can purchase most postal services through the carrier or other alternate access points.
3. Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and find a suitable alternative location operated by a contractor, usually at a local business. When businesses are found that meet the criteria, these establishments are contracted through the U.S. Postal Service and offer stamps and flat rate products with service hours generally more expansive than what the local Post Office will be able to offer.
4. Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and provide P.O. Box service via another nearby Post Office and relocate P.O. Box delivery to that Post Office.
Source: United State Postal Service
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