Jacksonville, FL - With the US Post Office’s announcement they will cut back Saturday services, it should save money but could cost local carriers.
Packages will still be delivered on Saturdays and local offices will remain open, meaning you can still get mail through a PO Box. Even though Saturday is traditionally the day with the fewest letters sent, the biggest impact will be on those letter carriers.
“It’s important for us to allow our employees to find ways to transition through our postal network,” says Jacksonville USPS Customer Relations head Wendy Fuller.
Fuller says there will not be layoffs, but there are few details for the employees past that at this time.
“There’s not a plan that I can tell you that has been drawn up to tell you where each employee will go and what each employee will actually do,” she says.
Fuller says they will try to help employees losing their Saturday shift pick up hours somewhere else in the Post Office, but she couldn’t rule out an hours reduction for some employees as a result of the cuts.
“We’re not trying to push anyone out of a position, we’re trying to improve our service,” she says.
And improving their services comes with making USPS financially stable, which Fuller says requires these cuts.