A cost-saving move by the United States Postal Service will end the Lincoln postmark.
Everything mailed in Lincoln will now go to Omaha, even if mailed to an address across town.
It’s a cost-saving measure, according to Lincoln Postmaster Keri Kowalski.
“Basically, all we’re doing is combining the two identical processes that they use in Lincoln and Omaha into one, in the city of Omaha, just based on the fact that the number of the pieces of mail that we cancel, individual, stamped letters, has gone down substantially over the last four to five years,” Kowalski tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
None of the 24 postal workers who sorted mail in Lincoln lost their jobs. They have either retired or have been transferred to other positions.
The switch took effect last night, though it has been in the works for a while.
“This process has been going on for over a year,” Kowalski says.
Kowalski explains that there just isn’t as much mail anymore and the change will improve efficiency and reduce costs.