Post office to adjust delivery routes July 25 |

Post office to adjust delivery routes July 25

US Postal Service faces potential $6.5B deficit

Daily Press staff

Faced with declining mail volume and revenue because of the poor economy, along with other higher costs, the U.S. Postal Service is facing a potential $6.5 billion or more operating budget deficit this year, according to a news release.

To help save on costs and efficiency, the Craig Post Office is readjusting a number of its city letter carrier mail delivery routes following what other post offices are doing across the country, the Post Office reported.

The route changes or adjustments will become effective July 25.

So far this year, through the end of June, national mail volume has declined by 15 percent. Locally, the Craig Post Office’s mail volume was down 15.5 percent compared to last year.

The Postal Service relies on mail volume and postage, and sales of stamps and services for its operating revenue.

The Postal Service does not receive any tax dollars to support its operations.

In Craig, postal customers will continue to receive regular mail, but delivery times or letter carriers may change, as a result of consolidating and economizing some of the routes.

Letter carriers still will try to deliver mail as early as possible, but for those who need their mail delivered early in the morning, P.O. boxes are available for rent at the Craig Post Office at inexpensive rates.

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