28 Jul 2009

American Samoan Post Master says no plan to downsize staff

11:11 am on 28 July 2009

The American Samoan Post Master, Smitty McMoore, from Pago Pago says there is no plan to downsize staff of the local Post Office.

The United States Postal Service in Hawaii, of which the local post office comes under is reviewing whether to close any of its 104 post offices as part of a national effort to make up for billions of US dollars in losses due to reduced use of postal services.

Mr McMoore says since American Samoa has only one post office, he's confident that the local postal facility will be spared from the cuts.

He noted there has been a decrease in incoming mail but did not give any specific numbers.

The local post office has five full time staff members and seven part time staff.

The Post Master says there has been no reduction in hours for the local post office and he is brushing aside some complaints there are delays in sorting the mail.