El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Plans to cut Saturday mail service in August have been put on hold.
The postal service announced Wednesday that congress has passed a spending bill prohibiting it from reducing delivery days without congressional approval.
In February, the postmaster general proposed cutting first class mail delivery on Saturday to save taxpayers about $2-billion per year.
A decline in mail along with rising health costs for postal retirees contributed to a record $15.9-billion dollar loss last year.
Now that 6 day mail service is back on, the post office board says it will look at price increases and reducing workforce costs to save money.