USPS drops plans to halt Saturday mail delivery service.
Thursday, April 11
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 …
Studies show one in four would prefer mail delivery to go down to five days a week.
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business Saturdays. In 2011, the USPS closed hundreds of branches nationwide, a move the Holmdel and Hazlet Post Offices survived. Also in 2011, Hazlet letter carriers were transferred to the Matawan Post Office in an effort to improve efficiencies. Last May, the Hazlet Post Office renewed its lease for five years with an option …