Lexington’s Paul Steidler was interviewed for approximately eight minutes on Direct Connection, a news program on Maryland Public Television, about the slowdown in Postal Service mail delivery. When asked what can be expected from the policy that began October 1, Steidler said, “Expect slower mail service. Effective on Friday, it is slower than it’s been in the United States since the 1970s.” The slowdown affects 39 percent of all first-class mail in the country.
“So if you pay your bills by mail still,” said Steidler, “you should give yourself four to five days” to make sure they are processed on time. “Especially for rural areas, especially for those who are poor and do not have electronic payment systems, or those who may have been victims of identity theft,” the change is going to be especially disruptive, he added.
Watch the full interview here.
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