• Ronnie

    Hard choices have got to be made…nothing wrong to ending door to door delivery and Saturday…of course there will and can be true hardship cases…it would also save on accidents such as falls and for sure dog bites…

    • RacerRay

      Ending door to door delivery will also cost us business!

      • sab

        after six months no one will ever remember their mail being walked around..this service should have stopped years ago

      • RacerRay

        Disagree! As a 37 year carrier, I pay my bills with a stamp to support myself and my coworkers. But when I lose the convenience of getting my mail at my door I will start paying on line. And that is the sentiment of a lot of my patrons. Boxes will fill up with the junk because they will have no reason to the box.

        • JG4th

          really? I have NEVER had door delivery… only curb or central… oh did I mention that I was a letter carrier?

          now let’s talk reality… to the door delivery consists of about 35 million deliveries out of a 151.3 million deliveries…or thereabouts. so your threat of paying online is insignificant to the reality of what has already happened… dude you are behind the curve as most already do what you are threatening to do…

          further reality- what has been the one source of revenue that has seen an increase?

          Small parcel and last mile delivery- There is NO ONE that can compete with the USPS when it comes to last mile delivery…

          Nuff Said

          • RacerRay

            Boy you post a lot of stats but here is one that even you can’t lie about. THERE IS NO SAVINGS IN GOING TO CURBSIDE!! You add more miles to the vehicle, fuel at $4 a gallon, tires, brakes, transmissions, and on and on. What do you do in smaller neighborhoods where parking is aloud on the street? It is faster to walk some neighborhoods than drive. I see it daily on my routes. People walking their dogs are passing me when I pull up to the box and do it the way the manual says. No mail in hands,finger DPS,cased flats,parcels. And you need to get up to the new world. It is all about convenience! Cell phones, drive thru windows for everything. Pharmacies, coffee, cleaners, etc. And if you never had door delivery you must be a apartment dweller. Oh. Did I mention I’m a carrier, for 37 years….

      • JG4th

        Uh please do explain?

        • RacerRay

          Read below

    • OverWorkedPSE

      Ronnie think about what you said, “end door to door delivery”, and whats the alternative genius??? Or does it just sound good to say get rid of it and lose that business w/o putting an alternative in place, HA!!! Your really not serious nor funny!!

      • JG4th

        see above.. the alternative is “curbside delivery” oh wait you don’t have much time in the service you are a “PSE”… new door slot delivery was abolished decades ago in the DMM…

    • gjm

      hard choices or should I say bad choices have already been made. Consolidating processing plants is occurring all over the country and is resulting in poor service. The prefunding is the most important thing that needs to change. The PO has cut career jobs by 200,000 and is hiring PSE’s and CCA’s left and right. No benefits and no job security. When the economy improves so will mail volume and did you notice Pat didn’t say anything about the 20% increase in parcel volume? The Postal Service is just that a SERVICE. Leave it intact. We hear daily about the letter carrier that saved a customer because he noticed something unusual. What happens to those people when carriers stop delivering to the door? And what happens to the people in rural America when mail doesn’t get delivered on Saturday and that really is their biggest means of communication because they don’t get internet service or live in a city where they can run to the store 3 or 4 times a week?

      • JG4th

        Please do define the decline in service with EXFC measurements across the last decade… External First Class as measured by IBM…

      • RacerRay

        Good call

      • Tom L.

        Don’t forget that in the last 15 years that Management(ALL INCLUSIVE) has doubled in the same time that the workforce has decreased..

  • stephen kozikowski

    Issa & Donahoe seem to have forgotten seniors that are disabled, don’t drive; just like the republican govenors and legislatures that have implemented voter suppression laws. Take it out on the seniors and middle class and poor. They need to go and put service back into the postal service.

    • san

      you have forgotten 80% of address have curbside..and those folks dont even know that a select few get a very special service for free…all boxes go to the curb..no one should get this special service

      • RacerRay

        Where do you get that statistic of 80% have curbside?

        • JG4th

          Because only 23% of daily deliveries is “doorslot” (to the door)… close enough for gov’t work (153 mil deliveries vs. 35 mil to the door deliveries)…

          the rest would have to be divvied up between Central, Other, Rural, or Contract… oh and subcategorized as Business or Residential.

          • RacerRay

            Lets just say that I don’t believe the “postal facts.” In a city with 114 routes, only 26 are all mounted. And in a college city with thousands of apartments, mounted is only a dream…

    • JG4th

      Errr my wife and I are seniors and retired… I walk a helluva lot farther every day than the distance to my “over the curb box”….

  • doug

    cut saturday mail delivery

    • JG4th

      Uh why?

  • Rdimer

    Can’t believe it’s even a thought, would UPS end door delivery ??

    • Al

      Does UPS & Fed Ex deliver on Saturday? Does UPS & Fed Ex deliver to all addresses? Anyone complain to them about their service???

      • Ben F

        Actually yes they do deliver on Sat: if you pay extra …

        • san

          sat delivery is a paid service

        • JG4th

          USPS currently does not charge for Sat. delivery of anything..

      • Ben F

        Every address ?? No, only where profitable, the others they sub out to the post office…

        • Al

          Profitable… exactly.. so you say USPS isn’t suppose to be profitable.. only lose money.. and stay in business…

          • JG4th

            While delivering 30% of UPS and FedEx last mile packages…. uh if they can do it more efficiently why are they using the USPS???

          • gjm

            USPS doesn’t need to be profitable it is a service. I really only needs to break even. And I’m sure you know 80% of the losses since 2006 are due to the prefunding requirement that isn’t required of any other agency, private or public.

    • JG4th

      UPS has never had to go door to door for 153 million delivery points on a daily basis…. they use the USPS for 30% of their last mile delivery.. both UPS and FedEx… enlighten yourself

      • RacerRay

        Point is. Does UPS leave your small parcel a 1/2 mile from your house??? Nope! Enlighten yourself….

        • Tom L.

          NO, USPS delivers those “SMALL” parcels for the UPS…

          • RacerRay

            And the USPS will now leave them 1/2 mile from your door if it will fit in cluster box!!DUH

          • Jeff Brown

            Be a little realistic about the distance of the cluster boxes from the homes. A block away, at most. I support door to door. Early out all the older workers. Keep the younger ones with fresh new mortgages and families. They have a greater interest in the future of the service.

          • Jeff Brown

            Early outs save more money than BUYING cluster boxes. Ending door to door REDUCES labor costs, early outs ELIMINATES labor costs significantly.

  • Tina

    so then we will have hundred-thousand more Americans un-employed. Yes, that going to help the country, while Issa gets even more money in his pocket.

  • Don

    Darrell and pat should look at what they did. for god sake come and work all craft.

  • sab

    this should have been done years ago

  • pammy

    How can congress continue to allow PMG Donahue and his colleagues continue to run this circus? The postal regulatory commission advised the postal service to raise the price of mail so that it covered the cost of processing it. But, the US Postal Service went to court in an effort not to have to pass the cost onto mailers. The courts agreed with the postal regulatory commission. So if PMG Donahue would make sure that all mail actually covered the cost of processing it, then how much more would this have added to the postal profit?

  • Michael Thielke

    The question is, is thee really a savings, do the math. They say it would save $2 Billion. First of all, you have to buy the Cluster Boxes and have them put it by a contractor. At present, the contractor is charging the postal service approximately $1100 per unit to put in. Do that thru out the United States. When the Postal service changed the units out the cost was approx. $200 per unit. So where is the savings. Mr. Issa is very biased UPS and FEDEX are his biggest campaign contributor and he owns a lot of their stocks. You can find that info on the net. He wants to privatized the Postal service. The congressmen should cut their pay and bonus, medical care instead. Like Mr Weiner gets $50,000 a yr retirement pay since he resigned. Be real.

    • RacerRay

      Amen brother!! It is government math. It is different than what most intelligent people use.

  • rose

    We all know that something has to be done. However, management continues to go on with costly programs. Route checks is one example how many times does the same route have to be checked? Start reducing the number of supervisors. Streamline operations at the District offices . They have so called eliminated clerk positions but hired more clerks at a lower wage and the same drones in my office do nothing managers completely ignore them and prey on the newer hires to get the work done.
    Cluster boxes work it takes less time and they are easier no more slipping and falling on steps and sidewalks that are not shoveled. Those that don’t shovel can now go out and walk to the box maybe they would get why steps need to be clear of ice and snow I doubt it but at least they would have to step out of the house.