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Mar 11, 2010 8:44 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Postal Service parent agency urges go-slow approach

Although the Postal Service is free to cut services and close locations as it sees fit, the Postal Regulatory Commission is urging the service to give residents more advance notice and take into consideration their concerns and comments.

Among the suggestions: give people more time to express their opinions and better explain the objectives and needs for post office closures and cutbacks. The latest proposal would cut out Saturday mail delivery in an effort to deal with the ever-growing budget deficit at the Postal Service, which hit 3.8 billion dollars last year alone.

Staff has already been cut from a peak of 800-thousand to fewer than 600-thousand today.

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