Postmaster General Megan Brennan recently shared her savings plan for the United States Postal Service (USPS.) A recent interview has highlighted Ms. Brennan’s views on subjects affecting business mailers. Richard Harris, Next Avenue contributor, recently interviews the Postal Service’s new CEO. His profile was picked up by several sites including Forbes online.
Most interesting was Ms. Brennan’s handling of questions about an issue her predecessor and mentor floated without success. “Cutting Saturday delivery has come up in the past and was quickly shot down. Brennan is loath to discuss five-day service because ‘it’s a very contentious issue and I’m trying to build consensus on other issues.'”
Harris also discussed an alternative to a five-day delivery proposal–one that might find a little support in Congress. “The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which oversees the Postal Service, may have a middle ground that would help the Postal Service budget without dropping Saturday mail delivery altogether. ‘One idea Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) discussed is ‘postal holidays,’ says committee press secretary M.J. Henshaw. ‘Potentially 10 to 20 days a year when delivery traffic isn’t as busy, you could get by without delivery, such as Saturdays in August.'”
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