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Contracted Postal Unit co-locates with package service in building 1649

      The Fort McCoy Contracted Postal Unit (Office) has relocated to building 1649 South 11th Ave.

      The Postal Unit, which handles unofficial mail needs, had been located at building 1654 for more than 20 years.

      It now is located in the same building as Fort McCoy Shipping and Services. Each entity will have its own entrance.

Photo: Jane Barnas attends to last-minute details as she helps complete the move of the Contracted Postal Unit into building 1649. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Jane Barnas attends to last-minute details as she helps complete the move of the Contracted Postal Unit into building 1649. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

      Both entities will be operated under contract by Jane Barnas, who also owns the Shipping and Services business.

      The Postal Unit will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed weekends and federal holidays.

      The Shipping and Services facility is scheduled to open for business soon.

      The move will give the Postal Unit more room to handle its operations than it now has.

      Barnas said the new location will bring all the unofficial postal/mailing needs of the Fort McCoy community into the same building and offer one-stop service.

      In addition to stamps, the Post Office will continue to provide U.S. Postal (mail) services for priority flat rate boxes, express, registered, certified, and insured mail. Money orders are available for cash only.

      Services the Fort McCoy Shipping and Services facility provides include shipping and delivery, various packing materials such as boxes of all sizes, tape, bubble wrap, specialized envelopes and packing fillers -- all can be purchased on site.      

Photo: Tom Hotchkiss of the Fort McCoy Shipping and Service Center, building 1649, helps affix the new contracted Postal Unit sign in building 1649. The Postal Unit moved to that building effective May 1. (Photo by Rob Schuette) (The Real McCoy Online Extra)
Tom Hotchkiss of the Fort McCoy Shipping and Service Center, building 1649, helps affix the new contracted Postal Unit sign in building 1649. The Postal Unit moved to that building effective May 1. (Photo by Rob Schuette) (The Real McCoy Online Extra)

      When the Postal Unit was located in building 1654, patrons who needed packing material had to go to building 1649 to get it. Now, the supplies will be located in the same facility.

      Another advantage for customers at the Shipping and Services facility will be it will accept any major credit or debit cards for payment.

      For more information about Postal Unit services, call (608) 388-3825 or Barnas at (608) 796-6420.

      Cathy Junker of the Directorate of Human Resources/Directorate of Family, Morale Welfare and Recreation said the Official Mail and Distribution Center (OMDC) will remain in building 1654.

      The OMDC handles official governmental mail and is open from 7 a.m. 4 p.m. weekdays and closed weekends and federal holidays.

      The move will benefit the OMDC staff because they no longer will have their work flow interrupted by personnel asking questions about unofficial mail when the Postal Unit is closed, Junker said.

      Questions about official government mail, can be addressed to the OMDC at (608) 388-3205/4222.

 

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