U.S. Postal Service shuffles mail processing

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service is shuffling mail processing operations in Wisconsin.

The U.S. Postal Service says up to 144 positions will be affected as it shuffles mail processing operations in Wisconsin.

The Postal Service says it will move the Wausau processing and distribution facility operations to Green Bay. Processing and distribution in Eau Claire and La Crosse will be moved to St. Paul, Minn.

Also, Kenosha mail processing will be moved to Milwaukee and Portage processing will go to Madison. The post office hopes to achieve reductions mainly through attrition.

The retail operations at the facilities will remain open. The Postal Service said Thursday the moves are the result of a five-month-long study. Specific dates for the consolidations have not been announced.

The Postal Service is pushing ahead with planned cuts to more than 260 mail processing centers around the nation.