Redlands, CA, February 24, 2012, 1:00pm – As a result of a study that began five months ago at the San Bernardino Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) in Redlands, the Postal Service has determined there was no significant opportunity to improve efficiency or service through consolidation of mail processing operations, that means no changes will be made at this time. It has also been determined as a result of studies of eight other facilities in California that the Postal Service has decided to move all mail processing operations at these facilities to other locations. Once the transfers are completed, the mail processing operations at the eight other facilities will be terminated. Specific dates have not been set for the transitions and there will be no changes to any retail, business mail entry, or vehicle maintenance operations at those locations at this time. Last December, the Postal Service agreed to impose a moratorium on closing or consolidating Post Offices and mail processing facilities prior to May 15, in order to give Congress and the Administration the opportunity to enact an alternative plan. A list of mail processing studies and their status is available at usps.com/ourfuturenetwork. Specific information about individual studies, including public meeting summaries and summary briefs, is posted on the website usps.com/areamailprocessing as it becomes available.