Postal Service Can’t Cut Saturday Delivery, U.S. GAO Says

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    Postal Service Can’t Cut Saturday Delivery, U.S. GAO Says - Bloomberg

    The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t have the legal authority to cut Saturday mail delivery, the Government Accountability Office said today.

    The service is bound by law to deliver mail six days a week, and is incorrect in interpreting that a temporary measure used to fund U.S. government operations released it from that requirement, the GAO said in a letter to Representative Gerald Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, who requested that the watchdog agency look at the matter.

    The plan to cut delivery of letter mail while retaining package delivery on Saturdays “rests upon a faulty USPS premise,” GAO General Counsel Susan Poling said in the letter.