PMG Reacts To PRC Decision On Five-Day Mail Delivery

We have received the Commission’s advisory opinion on our proposal to move to a five-day delivery schedule. We have been awaiting the document and look forward to studying the views expressed by the Commissioners. Five-day delivery is an integral part of our action plan for the future.

It’s important to remember that the Postal Service came well prepared to this undertaking. Based on extensive outreach to our customers and other stakeholders, we developed an operational plan, analyzed the potential cost savings and conducted extensive market research to document customer reaction and estimate mail volume changes that could result from implementation of this plan.

Following tremendous losses in mail volumes and revenues, the Postal Service remains in the midst of a period of great financial instability. On March 30, 2010, we presented a compelling case to the PRC, reflected in the testimony of Postal experts in operations, marketing and finance, as well as a highly respected market research firm and academician. Their testimony demonstrated that the plan would effect a $3.1 billion annual saving and allow the Postal Service to continue providing excellent service in an economical and efficient manner.

The Commission’s opinion is advisory only and therefore, is not a final determination on the merits of our proposal. We remain convinced of our findings. As such, we will also continue to press our case with the Congress on this matter.

via USPS News Release: Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe Reacts To PRC Decision On Five-Day Mail Delivery.

  • herman

    You do it PMG. with this nalc carriers blessing Gods speed. Yes 5 Day Right Way.

  • herman

    Rolando has already SPUN the opinion, what a nit wit.

  • tony

    Everything the NALC gain in the 70’s Pres. Rolando has given away. Thanks for destroying the NALC.

  • Joe Mama

    Exactly what has Rolando done to provoke your anger?

  • cindy

    The PRC takes more than a year and cannot decide.
    What a joke.

  • Nutzy

    yes go to 5 day that would be atleast 2 hours OT everyday!!!!

  • I Don’t Know Anymore

    It takes ayear, and sill no decision, yet they can consolidate delivery in 30 days? Consolidation is comig to a post office near you, and soon! You will be packed in like sardines! No mre seniority, clerks will only work about 2 hours a day.

  • joanne

    Why doesn’t anyone look at the monies that the Postal Service is paying Potter to retire. 3.1 million in pension and another 1.35 million in a pension fund that the Postal Service’s Board of Governors created in 2001 he can tap. A whopping 4.45 MILLION DOLLARS REALLY DOES ANYONE DESERVE THAT KIND OF MONEY!! I think that money would be better used in saving the 6 day delivery then giving it to someone who shouldn’t need that much in retirement. We don’t have to wonder why the Post Office is in such financial trouble when you see these sums of money given out to the top man. And for those of you who think that going to 5 day delivery is best, you best think again, cause you might be looking from the outside in when they then decide to cut more delivery days from the week and you your hours are then cut to part-time work. smarten up people!

  • sneaky_icehole


    What exactly has been given away? Please elaborate.

  • Peggy

    It is so obvious that the PMG has no idea what actually delivering mail entails. To think that the same amount of carriers who are delivering mail in 6 days can deliver that same mail in 5 days is to show complete ignorance of the weight of a city carrier’s mail bag.

  • James

    WOW… Did The PMG read the same report that we all just did? These Gentlemen really know how to BMF (Blow Money Fast) and DAB (Destroy A Bussiness)
    PMG just give all the Managers that think like You there bonus and lat’s sell the PO to the highest Private Buyer.