Monday, May 18, 2009

Post Office potential cut

Facing a growing deficit, declining mail volume and cash-flow problems, the U.S. Postal Service may drop one day of delivery, postal officials told Congress today.

Last year saw the largest drop in mail volume — 202 billion pieces, more than 9 billion fewer than 2007.

"If current trends continue, we could experience a net loss of $6 billion or more this fiscal year," Postmaster General John E. Potter said in testimony for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

He said "we would do this by suspending delivery on the lightest volume days." That could be Saturdays or possibly Tuesdays.

The USPS is asking lawmakers to drop the six-day schedule, which Congress mandated in 1983.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't that something else. OH Man!!! Where are we going??? I know that we love the internet and email and facebook and all, but I still love getting mail. A card or letter or book or brown paper packages tied with string. It's something so special about mail. I so enjoyed dinner with you on yesterday. It was just really great fun being with my sisters. Love you much