USPS drops plans to halt Saturday mail delivery service
Friday, April 12
Saturday mail delivery will continue. The United States Postal Service board of governors stated Wednesday that they will delay plans to cease mail delivery on the weekend. Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and packages, according to a statement released by the board. In February, the Postal Service announced that it would end regular mail delivery on Saturdays beginning early August. The move came as a cost-cutting measure, as the USPS hoped to save $2 billion annually by cutting Saturday delivery service. According to reports, the USPS lost almost $16 billion last year. In July 2011, the Postal Service announced the closure of 3,600 post offices across the country in an effort to save …
To save money, the US Postal Service is seeking to end mail delivery of letters on Saturday. Do you support this idea?
The financially-troubled US Postal Service announced Wednesday that in order to save $2 billion annually, it would seek to end the traditional delivery of the Saturday mail beginning in August. Packages would still be delivered. Mail addressed to PO Boxes will still be delivered on Saturdays. Post Offices currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays. But advertisements, bills and birthday cards destined for street addresses would be held until Monday. The reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and the costs are escalating quickly…