The U.S. Postal Service will not push for a five-day delivery schedule, according to Direct Marketing News.
Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman told a group of bulk mailers that the Postal Service dropped its plan to move to a five-day schedule in the interests of moving postal reform legislation ahead this year, the marketing information company reports.
Stroman said stakeholders have made progress but have yet to come to agreement on all issues facing the Postal Service.
One subject that mailers and postal executives differ on is baking the 4.3 percent exigency surcharge into the base rate, a move proposed by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE).