Daines expresses ‘serious concerns’ over possible Missoula mail changes

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines recently sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing “serious concerns” about the possibility of the U.S. Postal Service moving outgoing mail processing from Missoula to Spokane.

The Postal Service recently notified its employees here that the Missoula Processing and Distribution Center is undergoing a Mail Processing Facility Review. That means the Postal Service is looking into whether outgoing mail processing services currently performed in Missoula could be done in Spokane. That would mean all outgoing mail in Missoula would be first trucked to Spokane for processing, then the mail bound for Missoula and western Montana would get shipped back to Missoula for delivery.

“I have serious concerns about potential out of state mail routing as well as any possibility of job losses in Missoula,” Daines wrote. “While I appreciate the efforts of the USPS to modernize and improve services, I urge you to maintain existing operations at the Missoula Processing and Distribution Center as part of any future plans.”

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