Sunday, December 04, 2011

Next Day Mail Delivery to Be a Thing of The Past?

Fox news is reporting, "The Postal Service on Monday plans to formally propose eliminating overnight standards for first-class mail, as it makes sweeping changes in a bid to avoid insolvency."

Sue Brennan, Postal Service spokeswoman, confirmed to Fox News that the service is moving forward with the overnight standard change. If approved, it means first-class mail would generally take more than a day to reach its destination.

Brennan explained that the Postal Service needs to overhaul service standards as it closes hundreds of processing facilities. U.S.P.S. announced in September it would look at closing 252 more facilities, aimed at saving up to $3 billion -- after closing nearly 190 over the past five years.

According to the report, the Post Office is looking at losing up to 35,000 positions as well, and ending Saturday delivery.

Shown above, Scott # 1496, First Day Cover from 1973.

To read the entire story, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM