• USPS Will Not End Saturday Service


    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 (AFP) – The money-losing US Postal Service (USPS) said Wednesday it will maintain six-day-a-week mail delivery after Congress denied its proposal to end Saturday service.

    In a statement, USPS said “restrictive language” in a recent Congressional temporary funding bill for government agencies “prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule” that would have taken effect this month.

    “Although disappointed with this Congressional action,” the USPS board of governors is putting its proposal on hold “until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule.”

    USPS tripled its losses in 2012, losing $15.9 billion as the state-owned enterprise faces tough private-sector competition and what it calls onerous and unfair retirement funding requirements.

    Cancelling Saturday mail delivery would save USPS about $2 billion a year as part of a larger five-year plan to restore the postal service to long-term financial health.

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Comments are closed

     
  • Christina Yu Yu, PhD, an expert in Chinese art and culture, began her new role as director of USC Pacific Asia Museum (USC PAM). Among her priorities for the museum will be recruiting a new curator to help with selection of exhibitions and to direct co...
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District issued a warning to San Gabriel Valley residents to be on the lookout for an invasive species of insect called the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Ae. albopictus) which could be carrying a debilitating virus...
    The Ice House on September 11 will present Last Comic Standing finalist Lachlan Patterson for one show only....
    Local fine artist Sam Nicholson is donating 25 percent of any of his paintings purchased by supporters of the Pasadena-headquartered non-profit Hillsides....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin