The United States Postal Service is moving some mail processing services from Muncie to Kokomo. Lynn Smith is the Greater Indiana District Manager. She says the agency has seen a 20 percent decline in mail since 2007 and consolidating operations makes financial sense. Smith says the Processing and Distribution Center in Kokomo has the capacity to handle the additional workload. Postal service spokeswoman Kim Yates says the move will eliminate fifteen positions in the afternoon shift. But she says that those workers could move to other shifts, facilities, or vacant positions. Yates says it will take a few months to work out all the details internally. Smith says the shuffle will not cause any changes in the delivery of local mail. The Muncie post office on Memorial will still serve residential customers as normal. The processing facility will also continue to serve businesses that mail in large volume. The move is expected to be completed by the end of June.
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