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USPS delays center closings, new reform bill introduced

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Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will delay the closing of any mail processing centers and post offices until May 15, responding to requests by multiple U.S. legislators to allow time for proposed postal reform legislation to be enacted.

Earlier this month, USPS said it planned to close about 300 of its existing 500 service centers as it works to eliminate $20 billion in operational expenditures by 2015, a move that it projected would delay the delivery of the mail.

Meanwhile, another bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would allow USPS to recover as much as $80 billion in overpayments to its retiree pension funds, find other ways to raise money and protect six-day mail delivery.

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