USPS drops plans to halt Saturday mail delivery service.
Wednesday, April 10
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 …
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. Post offices will remain open Saturdays and package deliveries will still occur on Saturdays, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service said the reasons for ending Saturday mail delivery 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 those costs are escalating quickly. “Our current business model of delivering mail six days a week is no longer …