The Government Accountability Office has ruled that current law still requires the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail Monday through Saturday despite the USPS’ plan to eliminate Saturday mail.
According to GovExec, GAO only based its decision on the 2012 Appropriations Act and did not decide on whether the Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday mail delivery would violate a provision in the continuing resolution.
Congress has required the USPS to deliver mail six days a week in every spending bill it has passed since 1983, Eric Katz writes.
In response, the Postal Service said its plan for a five-day mail delivery schedule is part of its larger strategy to reduce its $20 billion budget shortfall by 2016, according to the report.