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USPS announces major upgrades for Cheyenne mail facility with $3.5M investment


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As part of a $40 billion investment strategy to upgrade and improve the postal processing, transportation and delivery networks, the United States Postal Service announced its plan to modernize mail operations at its Cheyenne Processing and Distribution Center.

The announcement comes following a thorough business review and solicitation of public feedback on the facility’s future. In addition to determining whether the facility will remain open and modernized as a Local Processing Center, the business case supports transferring mail processing outgoing operations to the Denver P&DC in Denver.

Currently, a majority of mail and packages are destined outside the Cheyenne area to the rest of the world, according to a press release by the organization.

The investment in the Cheyenne facility is a part of the Postal Service’s 10-year Delivering for America plan to improve organizational and operational processes and actively make the Postal Service an efficient, high-performing, world-class logistics and delivery provider.

The improvements for the Cheyenne facility will result in up to $3.5 million in investments for modernization efforts and deferred maintenance. These investments will result in expanded and streamlined package processing and distribution capabilities in the local market and new workplace amenities for USPS employees such as new lighting, as well as renovated bathrooms and breakrooms.

The future Cheyenne LPC and Denver P&DC will be critical nodes in the USPS network transformation plan. As part of this work, USPS’s goal is to reach 95% on-time delivery for all mail products.

The Postal Service also announced there will be no career layoffs as part of this initiative. All career bargaining unit reassignments, as well as any reduction in any number of pre-career employees, will be made in accordance with respective collective bargaining agreements.

As part of its strategy, the Postal Service is enhancing package processing and shipping capacity, which may result in increased plant activity and the need for additional support in the future.

Once changes are implemented, Business mail entry, post office, station and branch retail services are not expected to change, and delivery services will be enhanced, according to the press release. After the Cheyenne facility is converted to an LPC, it is anticipated that it will be able to mail and ship packages, manual letters and flats. The LPC is also anticipated to offer express services and accept bulk and permit mail.