Drowning in debt and facing an uncertain future, the Post Office is looking for help. They want your ideas on how they can save money.
The Postal Service is facing billions of dollars in losses and is considering all options in their effort to cut costs. So, now they are asking for your suggestions.
The Commission is inviting public comments on a Postal Service proposal to end carrier street address delivery, collection at blue collection boxes and incoming mail processing on Saturdays in the United States. This is one of the most significant changes the Postal Service has ever presented to the Commission. The Postal Service is required to ask the Commission for an Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service that it proposes.
The Postal Inspector General’s website listed the following cost-cutting possibilities:
- Ending Saturday delivery.
- Reducing the size of the workforce.
- Making postal employees pay the same share of health and life insurance premiums that other federal employees pay.
- Generating revenue through new products.
- Allowing the Postal Service more pricing freedom.
- Restructuring the Postal Service’s network of mail processing facilities.
- Moving retail services from Post Offices to alternative access options.
So how do you feel? Make your voice heard now or the mail delivery system as we know it could dramatically change, maybe in a way that you don’t like.