USPS mail processing to end in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Postal Service says it will move its mail-processing operations in Cumberland to Johnstown, Pa.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that the Postal Service announced the decision Thursday.

The Postal Service says it hasn’t set a date for the transition.

The American Postal Workers Union says the move will eliminate 30 jobs in Cumberland.

The Cumberland plant is among more than 260 mail-processing centers nationwide that the Postal Service says it plans to consolidate, starting in mid-May.

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin oppose the move in Cumberland. The Maryland Democrats said in a press release that moving the mail-processing operations 70 miles away will affect mail service and raise transportation costs.

The senators also say they would oppose any relaxation of delivery standards resulting from the move.