The United States Postal Service says there’s a rumor going around that 40,000 employees will soon be laid off.
USPS reiterates this is just that — a rumor.
According to a press release, the story started in Shreveport, La.
The story does quote a Postal Service spokesperson. Unfortunately, that spokesperson was in error. The Postal Service is not laying off employees. Efforts to match our workforce to a reduced workload are focused on voluntary early retirements.
USPS says voluntary retirement has been offered to a number of employees and 3,685 have accepted so far.