OU waits anxiously on contract proposal

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 5:56 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The University of Oklahoma is waiting anxiously to see if it wins a contract renewal with the US Postal Service training center in Norman.

University officials say about 240 jobs worth more than $60-million over five years hang in the balance.

OU Outreach provides the training center with personnel services, including instructors and support staff. The university department was first awarded the contract in 1989 and then again in 1995. The most recent contract expires December 15th, but the Postal Service has granted a two-month extension.

Associate Vice President of OU Outreach Richard Little says OU is competing for the contract with several companies, including Northrop Grumman, IBM and Harris Corporation.