As Postal Service cuts back, mail delivery gets slower
WASHINGTON – Amid a significant downsizing of the money-strapped U.S. Postal Service, the number of letters arriving late has jumped by nearly 50 percent since the start of the year.
And that’s as measured against the agency’s own newly relaxed standards.
The delays have become so serious that the Postal Service’s watchdog issued an urgent alert earlier this month recommending that postal officials put all further closures of mail-sorting plants on hold until service stabilizes.