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Yakima County voices concerns on proposed changes to postal processing facility

AKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — Yakima County Commissioners have voiced concerns to Mr. Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS), expressing worry regarding the timeliness of mail processing in the county.

The move comes in response to USPS’s announcement on March 23, 2021, of its ten-year Delivering for America plan, aimed at providing prompt, reliable, and efficient mail and package shipping services across the nation, irrespective of location, and at affordable rates. One strategy outlined in the plan is the Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR), with the Yakima post office currently under review in Washington State’s 4th Congressional District.

“Yakima County relies heavily on the Postal Service for timely mail delivery, and today we voice our deep concerns regarding USPS’s proposed changes to the Yakima processing facility and the ensuing impact on processing and delivery timelines in Yakima County,” stated Commissioner Kyle Curtis.

The issue of ensuring timely postal operations is significant and warrants attention from USPS to maintain exceptional delivery standards. Yakima County has experienced numerous instances of unreliable service resulting in significant delivery delays.

“Any alterations to the Yakima processing facility that necessitate mail leaving the county for processing undermine the objective of providing prompt, reliable, and efficient mail and package shipping services to all Americans,” said Commissioner Curtis.

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