- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Despite efforts by Missouri’s senators, the U.S. Postal Service is scheduled to move its mail processing operations out of Springfield this summer.

The work will be moved to Kansas City in July. Postal Service spokeswoman Twana Barber says about 150 employees will be affected, with some taking other jobs with the agency.

Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt of Missouri were among 30 senators who asked Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe in December to delay the consolidations.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/1Sc5S4q ) mail processing centers in Springfield and Cape Girardeau were among 82 similar operations across the country the Postal Service plans to close.

Barber said most processing operations have left Cape Girardeau but about 14 employees remain there for some mail sorting operations.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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