Postal Service Withdraws Plans to End Saturday Deliveries — For Now
The United States Postal Service lost $15.9 billion dollars last year according to the Washington Post. To try and make up for some of that loss, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe announced in February that the USPS would cut Saturday delivery to save around $2 billion a year.
That plan has been rejected by Congress and their new stoppage budget that they recently passed. Since 1987, Congress has enacted legislation to make sure the USPS delivers mail at least 6 days a week. Just recently, the Government Accountability Office released a statement saying that budget funding to USPS still requires them to deliver mail 6 days a week.
The USPS says they still plan to cut back after the fiscal year if Congress will help them with this cause and help them with their budget. They still plan on delivering parcel mail when the cut back actually does happen. So for now, we will still receive mail on Saturdays.
Would cutting back on Saturday effect your business? How many of you actually send out mail on Saturdays? Or do you just look for packages and mail to come in on Saturdays?