Beginning this Saturday, the Nevada Post Office will change its operational times.
Postmaster Jim Kilmer said employees will report one hour later to work.
"With declining mail volume, there is no longer a need to have employees report to work as early as before," Kilmer said in a press release he issued Monday. "The aim of this change is to increase efficiency in using resources and cut down on overtime in the clerk operation. With the fiscal situation of the postal service being in dire straits these past few years, we are doing a change that will contribute in a positive way to the bottom line."
There will be minimal change for window and box section customers, as the window will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. The box section "up time" (the time the post office guarantees all mail will be in the box) will be moved back 30 minutes to 9 a.m. Carriers will report to work 30 minutes later than before, so there will be a small change in the delivery times on the street.
"We ask the mailing public for understanding, and we will do our best for you, as we always have," Kilmer said.