GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting 19 of the 37 positions at its Glenwood Springs mail processing facility.

Spokesman Al DeSarro says no final decision has been reached. The Post Independent reports that if workers are cut, they would be reassigned in keeping with collective bargaining agreements.

DeSarro says initial study results indicate the Postal Service could save $1.2 million a year by moving some mail processing functions to the processing facility in Grand Junction. The Postal Service is accepting public comments on the recommendation for job cuts.

He says efforts to consolidate mail processing around the country have resulted in more than $100 million in savings. That comes as the Postal Service deals with a deep decline in mail volume driven by the recession and use of email.

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