Under the new plan, as outlined to the Associated Press and other outlets, Saturday mail-delivery would end in early August. Mail would still be delivered to homes and businesses from Monday through Friday, and will still be delivered to P.O. boxes on Saturday. Packages, meanwhile, will continue to be delivered six days a week, Monday through Saturday.
The planned change has been in the works for some time, as the cash-strapped agency searched for ways to trim its budget. The new plan is estimated to save about $2 billion annually. Still, there appears to be at least a few hurdles remaining before the plan could be implemented.