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Rule Changes Proposed for Appealing Post Office Closings

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The Postal Regulatory Commission, charged with oversight over the Postal Service, announced it is proposing new rules for appealing potential post office closings.

The Postal Service announced in July it is reviewing more than 3,600 post offices for closure or consolidation to help solve its financial problems.

The proposed rules would suspend a closure until an appeal is decided. Existing rules require postal customers to file an application for suspension and allow the Postal Service 10 days to respond.

“These rules are being considered to provide an improved review process for the expanding number of post office closure appeals that is simpler, fairer and easier to understand,” said PRC Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway.

The PRC is accepting public comment on the proposals until Oct. 3.

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