Postal Service delivery cuts prohibited by Congress

By WEEK Reporter

April 10, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 6:54 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC -- It looks like Saturday mail delivery isn't going anywhere.

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service says the continuing resolution passed by Congress is the reason.

The measure prohibits implementation of a schedule that would cut Saturday service.

The "Monday through Friday" schedule would have taken effect the week of August 5th.

The Postal Service said that the reduced service was necessary to meet budget demands.

Officials are urging Congress to pass comprehensive legislation that would give it the ability to establish an appropriate national delivery schedule.