Postal Service announces updated plans for South Dakota mail facility

May 1, 2024

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–After concerns were raised about a 10-year plan that proposed moving some mail processing from Sioux Falls to Omaha, the United States Postal Service has announced it will keep the Sioux Falls facility open as a Local Processing Center and invest $12.75 million into the facility.

In March, the American Postal Workers Union raised concerns about the 10-year “Delivering for America” plan proposed by the Postal Service, which aims to modernize the postal system and improve efficiency.

The union was concerned that the move could lead to layoffs, and that moving operations to Omaha would delay rural mail service.

Now, the Postal Service says after a “thorough business review and solicitation of public feedback on the facility’s future,” the facility in Sioux Falls will remain open and will be modernized as a Local Processing Center. No employees will be laid off.”