Postal Service nixes plan to halt Saturday deliveries
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The U.S. Postal Service has backed off a plan to halt Saturday mail delivery, saying that Congress has forced it to continue the service despite massive cost overruns.
In a statement released Wednesday, the USPS Board of Governors said restrictive language included in the latest Continuing Resolution, which keeps the government operating until September in lieu of a budget, prevents it from going ahead with the plan.
In February, the Postal Service announced it would end regular mail delivery on Saturdays beginning Aug. 5 in an effort to stanch the red ink in its budget. It planned to continue package deliveries on Saturday.
The Postal Service board says Congress “has left … no choice but to delay implementation” of the five-day-a-week plan for mail delivery.
Last year, the USPS lost a record $15 billion, pushing it toward insolvency.