[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Congress Stops Post Office from Cutting Saturday Delivery | 04-10-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
64°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
August 17
1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]


uspslogo-largeThe U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors issued the following statement Wednesday:

The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service met April 9 and discussed the Continuing Resolution recently passed by Congress to fund government operations. By including restrictive language in the Continuing Resolution, Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and packages, which would consist of package delivery Monday through Saturday and mail delivery Monday through Friday, and which would have taken effect the week of Aug. 5, 2013.

Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the Board will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule. The Board believes that Congress has left it with no choice but to delay this implementation at this time. The Board also wants to ensure that customers of the Postal Service are not unduly burdened by ongoing uncertainties and are able to adjust their business plans accordingly.

The Board continues to support the transition to a new national delivery schedule. Such a transition will generate approximately $2 billion in annual cost savings and is a necessary part of a larger five-year business plan to restore the Postal Service to long-term financial stability. According to numerous polls, this new delivery schedule is widely supported by the American public. Our new delivery schedule is also supported by the Administration and some members of Congress.

To restore the Postal Service to long-term financial stability, the Postal Service requires the flexibility to reduce costs and generate new revenues to close an ever widening budgetary gap. It is not possible for the Postal Service to meet significant cost reduction goals without changing its delivery schedule – any rational analysis of our current financial condition and business options leads to this conclusion. Delaying responsible changes to the Postal Service business model only increases the potential that the Postal Service may become a burden to the American taxpayer, which is avoidable.

Given these extreme circumstances and the worsening financial condition of the Postal Service, the Board has directed management to seek a reopening of negotiations with the postal unions and consultations with management associations to lower total workforce costs, and to take administrative actions necessary to reduce costs. The Board has also asked management to evaluate further options to increase revenue, including an exigent rate increase to raise revenues across current Postal Service product categories and products not currently covering their costs.

The Board continues to support the Postal Service’s five-year business plan and the legislative goals identified in that plan, which will return the Postal Service to financial solvency. The Board additionally urges Congress to quickly pass comprehensive postal legislation, including provisions that would affirmatively provide the Postal Service with the ability to establish an appropriate national delivery schedule.

 

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

1 Comment

  1. Jen says:

    Let’s face it. Congress did this simply as yet another nail in the coffin for the Post Office: they want it privatized and they’ll do anything to serve their corporate masters to privatize it: just like prisons and so many other things. It’s a very dangerous trend but one that puts money in their pockets. Remember: the GOP is bad for this country because of tactics like this. Especially the Tea Party, who talk about “liberty” but have no problem enslaving America to what amounts to corporate dictatorships.

Leave a Comment


LOCAL BUSINESS LINKS
LOCAL BUSINESS HEADLINES
FINANCIALS OF LOCAL INTEREST
MARKETS & METALS
NASDAQ6333.5459  chart -0.18%
S&P 5002464.74  chart -0.14%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarita18.00  chart +2.80%
Biosolar, Inc.0.041  chart -2.38%
Sierra Bancorp26.03  chart +1.56%
Cu Bancorp (ca)35.65  chart -0.14%
Enable Ipc Corp0.001  chart +0.00%
Flex Ltd. - Ordinary Shares16.02  chart -0.37%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Mannkind Corporation1.4464  chart +1.15%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca14.00  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated106.84  chart +0.08%
Tejon Ranch Co20.37  chart +2.05%
Us Energy Initiative0.0004  chart -20.00%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.8.00  chart +3.23%

Apple Inc.160.55  chart -0.25%
At&t Inc.38.16  chart -0.18%
Autonation, Inc.41.42  chart -1.24%
Best Buy Co., Inc.60.33  chart -0.56%
Big Lots, Inc.50.06  chart -0.95%
Barnes & Noble, Inc.7.30  chart -2.67%
Brady Corporation32.50  chart +0.00%
Boston Scientific Corporation26.73  chart +0.19%
N/a24  chart +0.00%
Cbre Group Inc Class A35.28  chart -1.37%
Carnival Corporation68.55  chart -0.46%
Comcast Corporation41.15  chart -0.22%
Costco Wholesale Corporation157.79  chart -1.23%
Curtiss-wright Corporation95.76  chart -0.41%
Cvs Health Corporation79.15  chart -0.13%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored9.30  chart -0.21%
D.r. Horton, Inc.36.81  chart -0.05%
Walt Disney Company (the)102.05  chart -0.15%
Edison International79.905  chart +0.17%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 56.24  chart -0.79%
Home Depot, Inc. (the)151.93  chart -0.21%
Kb Home23.44  chart -0.64%
Kroger Company (the)22.9101  chart -0.78%
Lennar Corporation Class A53.86  chart -0.43%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri156.16  chart -0.18%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Lowe's Companies, Inc.75.26  chart -0.12%
Marriott International99.81  chart -0.49%
Mcdonald's Corporation159.14  chart +0.15%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.27  chart -0.48%
Netflix, Inc.169.65  chart -0.19%
Office Depot, Inc.4.24  chart -1.62%
Rite Aid Corporation2.24  chart -1.75%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.28.74  chart -0.24%
Regal Entertainment Group Class16.50  chart -0.42%
Ross Stores, Inc.53.72  chart -1.20%
Republic Services, Inc.64.58  chart -0.11%
N/aN/A  chartN/A
Starbucks Corporation53.46  chart -0.07%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc.7.15  chart -1.38%
Sears Holdings Corporation8.17  chart -4.44%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora54.11  chart -0.57%
Sonova N158.70  chart +3.25%
Staples, Inc.10.20  chart -0.20%
Sunpower Corporation9.48  chart -0.73%
Target Corporation55.90  chart -0.73%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart -0.21%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.241.80  chart -0.67%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.80.78  chart -0.59%
Waste Connections, Inc.64.28  chart +0.23%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.41.745  chart -0.01%
Waste Management, Inc.76.01  chart +0.01%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.78.70  chart -2.82%
Woodward, Inc.69.02  chart -0.90%
CURRENCY CONVERTER

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]
Farmers and environmentalists are lining up to battle the $16.7 billion California WaterFix tunnels project proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Farmers, Environmentalists Join to Fight California ‘WaterFix’ Project
There's a new Grizzly at Golden Valley High School as Matt Sorensen has been named the school's new head baseball coach.
Matt Sorenson New Head Baseball Coach at Golden Valley
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to conduct burglary suppression operations in our valley. Plus, Representative Steve Knight sat down with local law enforcement to discuss the current state and future role of policing in the SCV. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Saugus Union School Board is establishing a committee to advise on the development of policies and procedures for the sale or lease of surplus real property owned by the District.
Saugus Board Creates Surplus Property Advisory Committee
The SCV Sanitation Board has provided an update in its efforts to comply with the state-mandated chloride limit, including finalizing the Recirculated EIR released for public comment in May.
SCV Sanitation Board Finalizing EIR Due August 18
"Music, Volume 1," the latest album by platinum recording artist and CalArts' School of Music namesake Herb Alpert, recently reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.
Herb Alpert’s Latest Album Tops Billboard Jazz Chart
The Castaic Union School District's Governing Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 17 at 5 p.m.
August 17: Castaic Schools Governing Board Special Meeting
MannKind Corp. is moving its corporate headquarters to Westlake Village, after nearly 17 years in Valencia, according to the latest quarterly report it filed with the SEC.
MannKind Corp. Moving from Valencia to Westlake Village
CalArts grads Mark Bradford and Sharon Lockhart headline the Un-Private Collection artist talk at the Orpheum Wednesday night, presented by the Broad museum of contemporary art.
August 16: CalArtians Mark Bradford, Sharon Lockhart at Broad in L.A.
Santa Clarita Valley International School has hired veteran coach Ken Erenberg as athletic director, the school announced today.
Ken Erenberg Named SCVi Athletic Director
The Los Angeles Dodgers took the first of the two-game Interleague series with a 6-1 victory over the White Sox at Dodger Stadium Tuesday night.
Dodgers Soil White Sox 6-1 Tuesday
40 oz. to Freedom arrives in Santa Clarita as part of its anniversary tour at Concerts in the Park at Central Park on Saturday, August 19, with showtime at 7 p.m.
August 19: 40 Oz. to Freedom Rocks Central Park
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, today submitted a letter to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation during a public comment period regarding proposed regulations that could lead to the early release of dangerous "nonviolent" inmates and diminish victim rights.
Wilk Urges Public Safety When Releasing ‘Non-Violent’ Felons
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations released a statement Wednesday morning, condemning the violence and mourning a death in Charlottesville.
County Commission Mourns Death of Charlottesville Protester
Garrett Hampson, the Cal League’s reigning Player of the Week, slugged a two-run home run to lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 5-3 win over the San Jose Giants on Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium.
Hampson Stays Hot, Lifts ‘Hawks Over Giants
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested three suspects and seized drugs and weapons in a recent burglary suppression operation.
SCV Deputies Arrest 3, Seize Drugs, Weapons
1947 - Newhall Hardware opens on Spruce Street, now called Main Street [story]
Representative Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, sat down with Santa Clarita law enforcement officials to discuss the current state and future role of policing in the SCV.
Knight, Law Enforcement Officials Hold Roundtable Discussion
From the Facebook page of Shirley Miller, public information officer, social media manager at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station: LASD Carjacker Captured (with some help).
Community Member Tackles Suspected Carjacker
A funeral service for William Clinton Cloyd Sr., a renowned architect and home builder in the Santa Clarita Valley, is being held Wednesday, August 16 in Eternal Valley’s Upper Chapel.
Funeral Services Wednesday for SCV Homebuilder, Architect William Cloyd Sr.
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies are looking for a hit-and-run suspect. Plus, county supervisors have approved a motion to a establish a Blue Ribbon Commission on public safety.. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, August 15, 2017
To kick-start its celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the revival of TMU Theatre Arts, the school is bringing back a favorite.
TMU Celebrates 10th Anniversary Revival of Theater Arts
College of the Canyons is hosting 2017 Professional Development Week — a week of seminars, lectures, and workshops concerning student development and teaching.
COC Professional Development Week Underway
In the fall, College of the Canyons will offer several Associate Degrees for Transfer (AD-T) at the Canyon Country campus, including Business Administration, Psychology, and Sociology.
COC Will Now Offer “Degrees With a Guarantee”
On a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-0, with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas abstaining, to establish a “Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety” to explore innovative solutions to criminal justice challenges resulting from statewide reform
Supes Approve Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety
If left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to some really bad outcomes, including kidney problems, glaucoma and other eye disorders, foot ulcers, amputation of feet or legs, stroke, diabetic coma, and even death.
Medicare and Your Diabetes | Commentary by Greg Dill
In recent weeks, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has seen a marked increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity across its jurisdiction.
County Seeing Increase in West Nile Virus Activity
Arroyo Seco Junior High School will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Friday, September 1, with a midday ceremony and festivities.
Sept. 1: Arroyo Seco Junior High Celebrates 50th Anniversary
A veteran investigator of sex crimes in Santa Clarita discussed concerns created by coverage and social media, as part an ongoing KHTS News series.
Social Media Poses New Concerns for Sex Crimes Investigations
On Friday, August 18th, 2017, the California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Friday
Communication With All Life University and founder Joan Ranquet to present upcoming workshops in learning animal communication, energy healing techniques for animals, and death & the art of dying.
Oct. 6-15: Animal Communication Workshops
Join the VIA Education Foundation and the Valley Industry Association in mentoring today's high school students to prepare them for their future.
VIA School Program Looking for Facilitators to Mentor Students
The city of Santa Clarita will host the 23rd Annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 22-23: Registration Deadline, Annual River Rally Cleanup
In an effort to make its art holdings more accessible to the public, The Broad, a contemporary art museum in Downtown Los Angeles, created The Un-Private Collection, an ongoing series of conversations with artists whose work is part of The Broad collection.
Aug. 16: CalARTS Alum Featured Artist at The Broad