Interview with Cathy Dawes!
The United States Post Office announced the possibility of massive cuts Thursday, with 250 processing facilities slated for possible consolidation or closure. Newly named Manhattan Postmaster C.J. Lincoln indicates that means a close to 50 percent reduction in mail processing equipment, an adjustment of the workforce size by as much as 35,000.
Lincoln says his office is going to try to do everything possible locally to process the mail as fast as they can. But he says they have to make changes, with as little impact on the public as possible.
Lincoln explains to do their part, they plan to look at park and loop deliveries, with a push to try to get people to voluntarily go more to street-side delivery. Already Manhattan has made some reductions, with elimination of a full-time route and consolidation of some.
Lincoln had been serving as Interim Postmaster but was recently named as the official Manhattan Postmaster.
The following is an interview with KMAN News Director Cathy Dawes and Postmaster Lincoln, who asked about possible local impacts: