NEVER FEAR, you won’t be getting mail on Saturday, but your packages will still arrive.
Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week.
In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August and could save $2 billion annually.
The move accentuates one of the agency’s strong points – package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services.
With the decline of mail needing to be delivered on Saturday, I’m not sure what all the fuss is about.
I am wondering why it needs to take until August to get this done.