Senate OKs changes to US Postal Service, clearing way for end of Saturday delivery
Washington, D.C., USA

Wed Apr 25, 5:07 p.m. EDT: The +Washington Post reports that Congress has moved one step closer to overhauling the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service by approving sweeping reforms to rebalance the mail agency’s finances and help cut the size of its delivery network.

The bipartisan measure passed 62 to 37 and would give the Postal Service nearly $11 billion to offer buyouts and early retirement incentives to hundreds of thousands of postal workers and to pay off its debts.

The measure also would permit the end of Saturday mail deliveries in two years, only after USPS determines it is financially necessary. The Postal Service also could move forward with plans to shutter thousands of post offices and hundreds of mail distribution centers.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-approves-changes-to-the-us-postal-service/2012/04/25/gIQADpovgT_story.html

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