Dickson City – As a result of a study conducted in 2009, the U .S. Postal Service has made the decision to close the Dickson City Retail Unit in Dickson City.
“Given the extraordinary decline in mail volume—a decline of nearly 26 billion pieces this past year alone—we must take action to reduce the size of our retail and delivery network,” said Kevin McAdams, District Manager. “By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, the Postal Service becomes a more efficient and effective organization.”
The station will close on May 27, 2011 and affected postal employees will be reassigned in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and established repositioning processes.
“Local mail delivery will not be affected by this move. Full retail services will be available at nearby postal locations and our customers will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have,” said McAdams.
The Post Offices, stations or branches nearest to your residence are at the following locations:
- Dunmore Branch, 114 North Blakely St., Scranton, PA 18512
- North Scranton Branch, 1812 North Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508
- Scranton Main Office, 2800 Stafford Ave., Scranton, PA 18505
Customers can skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and purchase stamps and shipping labels online using the Postal Service’s website, usps.com. Customers can also request free package pickup at usps.com. The Postal Service will pick up packages during regular mail delivery the next business day—and, unlike other shipping companies, there is no fee for this service. Postage stamps can also be purchased at 1.800.STAMP 24, thousands of banking ATMs and in more than 63,000 retail outlets across the nation.
This announcement updates a review process which began in 2009 that examined approximately 3,300 stations and branches in urban and suburban areas across the country, focusing on those facilities in relative close proximity to one another to determine where consolidations might be feasible, while maintaining customer access to postal services.
The only provider of delivery service to every home and business address in the country, the Postal Service is committed to providing ready access to reliable, secure, affordable postal products and services. Unlike most federal agencies, America’s national mail system receives no tax subsidy for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.