Postal Service to drop Saturday mail delivery to street addresses
By staff writer
The U.S. Postal Service announced last Wednesday that beginning in August it will transition to a five-day mail delivery schedule, but will continue to deliver packages six days a week. USPS said the new schedule, slated to take effect the week of Aug. 5, will save the Postal Service about $2 billion a year.
Hermann postal patrons will only see a change in the five-day mail delivery to street addresses. The new plan did not address what affect it will have on postal workers.
“Right now the postal service is working with the labor unions to define the employee impact, so at this time we do not know that outcome,” said Valerie Welsh, a USPS corporate communications spokesperson in St. Louis. “The only impact the five-day delivery will have is street delivery will no longer continue on Saturday.”
The new directive has no effect on the reduced hours that was set earlier at the small post offices around the country.
(Read the rest of the story in this week’s Advertiser-Courier)