Post Office Chief Lays Out Plan for Survival: Eliminate Mail Delivery On Saturday


us-postal-serviceThe head of the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said the agency must be allowed to ease the terms of prepayments into a retiree health-care fund and eliminate general mail delivery on Saturday, according to the AP.

Patrick Donahoe told “CBS This Morning” the agency isn’t asking Congress for money. He said, “I think most people don’t realize, we’re 100 percent self-sufficient. We pay our own way.” But the postal chief notes the agency is losing $15.9 billion this year.

The AP report that Donahoe says the post office needs to refinance retirement health fund payments to $1 billion a year instead of $5 billion, and that the Postal Service would continue package delivery on Saturday and keep post offices open. In this scenario, he says the agency could be $8 billion in the black each year.

{Andy Newscenter}