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Job loss, poor service. Why two congressmen are protesting downsize of Macon mail center

August 29, 2023

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Two congressmen who represent portions of Middle Georgia are protesting the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to downsize a Macon mail processing facility.

The move, which would eliminate dozens of local jobs, likely means a package sent from one Macon address to another would first be shipped to Atlanta for processing.

Rep. Sanford Bishop and Rep. Austin Scott are questioning the decision. In a joint letter to the U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the congressmen wrote that downsizing the Macon center would “undoubtedly lead to decreased service standards” and the loss of “middle-class jobs.”

“We are concerned that the transformation of the Macon P&DC into a Local Processing Center (LPC), which, as we understand, would handle only letters and flat mail rather than packages, could lead to further customer disruptions in rural towns and small urban communities that depend on the Postal Service the most,” Bishop and Scott wrote.

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