Postal Service Proposals Could Affect Lafayette Employees
The U.S. Postal Service is still recommending changes for mail service in Lafayette and New Orleans. The Postal service is suggesting that the operation of sorting outgoing mail be moved from Lafayette to Baton Rouge, and that the mail-sorting center in New Orleans have its operations be moved to Baton Rouge. If those changes go through then some 200 employees in Lafayette would be affected.
It is possible those workers could asked to be transferred, seek other employment with the postal service or retire. These changes are among the many the postal service has proposed to Congress as they continue to lose millions of dollars in revenue every day. Nothing will be known for sure until May 15th when Congress finishes studying what has been proposed.
McKinney Boyd, spokesperson for the Postal Service assures customers their service will not change and that the move is an effort to bring expenses in line with revenues...: