Postal Service should shutter offices and Saturday delivery, GAO says

Postal service may end on Saturdays
Postal service may end on Saturdays

Getting mail on Saturday and the convenience of your local post office may soon be a thing of the past.

The U.S. Postal Service is dealing with a $297 million loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year and needs to make deep cuts in jobs, wages and outsource operations, the Government Accountability Office reported in the Washington Post. The government report agreed with prior USPS statements that the agency should close post offices and kill Saturday delivery to save money.

However, Ruth Goldway, chairwoman of the Postal Regulatory Commission said killing Saturday delivery was "not a done deal." Goldway said she and her commissioners were hoping to make sure the "case for the six-day delivery" will be heard and then make a non-binding advisory decision after hearing all the arguments.