The USPS Board of Governors met April 9 to discuss this action, and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementing the new delivery schedule. The delay will continue until Congress and the president approve a law that will allow USPS to make changes that would include the authority to adjust its delivery schedule. This decision by the Board of Governors means that for the time being, we will continue delivering mail and packages six days a week.
In addition, the Board has directed Postal Service management to take other actions, including:
Seeking to reopen negotiations with the postal unions and consultations with management associations;
Taking administrative actions to reduce costs.
Evaluating further options to increase revenue, including an exigent rate increase, to raise revenues across current product categories and products not currently covering their costs.
The Board said that it views a new delivery schedule as a necessary part of a larger five-year business plan to restore the Postal Service to long-term financial stability, and continues to support legislative goals identified in that plan. The Board urged Congress to quickly pass comprehensive postal legislation, including provisions that would give the Postal Service the ability to establish an appropriate national delivery schedule.
Attached is the statement from the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors BN Board Statement Delivery Schedule April 2013
April 10, 2013
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