U.S. Postal Service Delays Cut of Saturday Mail

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U.S. Postal Service Delays Cut of Saturday Mail

April 10, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 10:03 AM CST

Washington, D.C. (NNCNOW.com) --- The U.S. Postal Service is delaying their plan to cut Saturday mail in August after Congress passed legislation that would not allow them to cut the delivery week.

The Postal Services was planning on cutting the delivery week to 5 days a week starting August 5th to make up for recent losses and generate about $2 billion in annual cost savings.

However, Congress has passed a a spending bill that continues the long-time prohibition against reducing delivery days.

The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service released the following statement:

"Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the Board will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule. The Board believes that Congress has left it with no choice but to delay this implementation at this time."

The Board went on to say that they will enter into negotiations with the postal unions and consultations with management associations to lower workforce costs and reduce spending to get their finances back in order.

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