A report on the fate of the Southeastern PA processing and distribution center in Wayne, Tredyffrin Township will not be delivered by the date promised by the United States Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General.
A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA7) tells TE Patch a report by the USPS Inspector General has been delayed from the originally-promised delivery date of mid-April. Meehan had requested the review in an effort to reverse a USPS plan to shut down the plant and transfer the work performed in Tredyffrin to a larger, centralized mail processing plant on Lindbergh Boulevard near the Philadelphia Airport.
Responding to a request from TE Patch, Meehan Spokeswoman Maureen Keith says his office has been told the report will be delayed. Keith says the Inspector General did not give a reason or a new target date for the report.
The Postal Service announced in February that it would close the Southeastern PA mail plant as soon as May 15. The retail post office in the building is to remain open. Meehan then requested that the Postal Service Inspector General take one more look at the decision. That request was granted and the USPS said a report would be issued by April 13.
Several hundred people work in the plant. They would be transfered to other locations or offered the opportunity to retire as part of the USPS' effort to cut costs and a more than $1 billion operating deficit.
Last week several workers at the Southeastern plant told TE Patch they had heard nothing from the USPS and they were reluctantly planning on moving or retiring in mid-May.