It is official. The United States Postal Service (USPS) will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays beginning August 1, 2012. Although post offices will remain open on Saturdays for drop-offs, and counter service, Saturday hours are expected to be reduced as well.
This is not the first time the USPS has wanted to cancel mail service on Saturdays, but Congress has prohibited it in the past. However, according to the Washington Post, "The Postal Service currently is not operating under appropriations legislation, meaning the organization will have a window to end Saturday mail delivery when the government's most last temporary spending measure expires on March 27. USPS is asking Congress not to reimpose the restriction against five-day delivery when that time comes."