USPS Will Not Be Affected By Government Shutdown
Mail Will Get Delivered, Post Offices will remain open but Passports Will Not Get Processed
As Democrats and Republicans bicker over $30 billion, thousands of government employees fret over whether they can go to work on Monday. After the current continuing budget resolution expires at 12:01 a.m. Friday, all “nonessential” government employees will be sent home until Congress passes and the president signs a budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2011.
Postal Service: Working The government shutdown won’t affect mail delivery or mail processing, as the Postal Service is self-funded. “We don’t get any taxpayer money. So we are not part of appropriations process. We will carry on and do what we always do: Deliver the mail,” said a Postal Service spokesperson.
source: ABC News