From Federal Times
The clock is ticking on a host of measures pending in Congress that would have a big impact on are of high interest to high-impact items affecting federal managers and employees.
Finally, one measure that has virtually no chance of passing this fall would:
• Allow the Postal Service to cut back to five-day mail delivery.
Postal Service officials have been pleading with Congress to approve five-day mail delivery to reduce operating expenses.
The outlook is dismal. When many Americans are waiting anxiously for their Social Security or unemployment checks to arrive in the mail, cutting back mail service doesn’t seem like a popular idea to many lawmakers.
No one has even introduced legislation to enact five-day delivery. In fact, one pending House resolution, HRes 173, expresses the sense of the House that the Postal Service should do everything possible to ensure six-day delivery.