President George W. Bush has issued an executive order directing federal agencies to close Friday, June 11 as part of a National Day of Mourning for the late President Ronald Reagan.
According to Charlie Apicella, manager of Mail & Distribution Services, there will be no regular U.S. Postal Service mail delivery or retail service on June 11. Express Mail service will be available. USPS mail will not be available for pickup on that day. Regular USPS retail and delivery service will resume on Saturday, June 12.
Mail services provided to the Amherst campus by Mail & Distribution Services, including the pick-up and drop-off of campus and off-campus mail, will not be affected, said Apicella, except that the volume of incoming mail to departments is expected to be unusually low this Friday and unusually high next Monday. Departments planning to send time sensitive outgoing mail at the end of this week should anticipate a longer than usual delivery time due to the inevitable backlog that will result from the USPS closure and may want to consider mailing earlier in the week, or use premium delivery options such as second day or overnight delivery, he said.