The Brazil Post Office retail counter will adjust its hours for the rest of the summer. The temporary "summer hours" of operation take effect Saturday.
Mail delivery will be unaffected by the change.
The summer retail counter hours will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
Postmaster Dianna Egold said adjusting retail hours during the summer will allow supervisors greater flexibility for scheduling staffing to adjust to fluctuating lobby traffic, which will increase operational efficiency and reduce operating costs.
"The ongoing decline in mail volume means fewer customers in our lobby," Egold said. "It makes business sense for us to adjust staffing to the declining workload."
Egold added customers may purchase mailing and shipping services from the U.S. Postal Service without making a trip to the post office.
"They can go to our website, usps.com, to buy stamps or send packages with Click-N-Ship," Egold said. "Customers can even request to have their letter carrier pick up their package the next business day at no charge."
Retail counter hours at the post office will return to the previous schedule Sept. 5, 2009.