U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and others have tried again to buy more time for 82 U.S. Postal Service facilities — including locations in Springfield and Cape Girardeau – that have been targeted for downsizing, operations reductions or closure.
McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, and other senators called for a one-year moratorium on the Postal Service consolidation that would affect the 82 facilities. In a letter to the Senate’s Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee, the senators requested time to pass legislation to create efficiency for the struggling Postal Service.
Processing operations in Cape Girardeau are scheduled to end Saturday. The operation will move to St. Louis, affecting about 45 local employees, who are expected to be assigned other duties or retire. The Cape Girardeau facility will remain open, but only as a distribution hub.