The progressive increase in electronic mail has led to a drastic reduction in the amount of mail the institution receives from the U.S. Postal Service. Because of this, the Materials Management team is transitioning to a three-day-a-week mail delivery system for several departments around campus as part of the ongoing efforts in the Division of Administration and Finance to enhance efficiencies in service delivery.
Beginning Monday, May 6, departments that are not strategically involved in enrollment, recruitment and financial operations, as well as those which do not receive a significant amount of daily mail, will receive mail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Departments located in Adams Hall, Altgeld Hall, Founders Library, Human Resources, Illinois Association of School Business Officials/Public Administration, Lowden Hall, Monat, Neptune, Swen Parson and Williston Hall will not be impacted by the change and will continue to receive mail five days per week.
Deliveries for departments in other buildings will transition to the three-day delivery schedule. Express Mail and Certified Mail will still be delivered to all departments, daily.
“There has been a huge reduction in the amount of mail that is received through the U.S. Postal Service at NIU over the past 15 years,” Laura Lundelius, director of Campus Services and Materials Management, said. “This transition will allow our Materials Management team to streamline our delivery services, and free up time for us to assist with other duties, such as assisting with surplus deliveries and pick-ups.”
Those who are associated with impacted departments may still pick up incoming mail, and drop off outgoing mail, Monday through Friday in the Dorland Building between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. They may also request the Materials Management team pick up large mailings, when necessary. The new mail delivery process will be re-evaluated periodically to ensure its efficiency and overall effectiveness.
To learn more, visit Campus Mail.