Lack of adequate staffing at the Savoy, Ill. post office has resulted in shorter and sporadic business hours for customers in recent months.
At times, hand written notices posted on the post office doors is the only warning customers have that the post office is closed or will open later.
With only seven workers at the Savoy USPS location, workers are sometimes required to work long shifts such as up to 70 hours per week, said an employee, who wished to remain anonymous.
“We’re doing about as much as we have available to us. I mean, we have signs up,” the Savoy worker said. “I know, they’re sending out direct mailers to every door here soon to try and raise awareness.”
One reason behind this is the lack of individuals wanting to work for the United States Postal Service (USPS), said the employee at Savoy, just south of Champaign.