In its latest effort to cut cost, the United States Postal Service announced it will no longer deliver first class mail on Saturdays.
Unless Congress forbids it, you can expect to see the change take place in late summer.
The Postal Service ran into its legal borrowing limit last year and defaulted twice on required payments to the federal government.
Officials expect the change to save the agency about $2 billion a year.
Since 2008 the cash-strapped agency has seen a steady decline in first class mail.
"It’s our most profitable product and generates the most revenue,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said. “But people pay their bills online. Its simple, it’s easy, it’s free. You cannot beat free."
The cutback is expected to begin in August. It doesn't effect prescriptions, express mail, and packages which will still go out on Saturdays.
USPS hasn't hired in Colorado for some time. Spokesman David Rupert says right now Saturdays are being covered by part time employees and over time hours.
"Those are the two things that will take a hit, but we are not planning any layoffs,” Rupert said.
Postal Service officials believe they may be able to take this action without new legislation.
But, the agency is already facing some pushback for moving forward without permission from Congress.