Lexington’s Paul Steidler was featured in a segment by the Eugene, Oregon-based ABC affiliate KEZI-TV discussing the slowdown in Postal Service mail delivery standards. He stressed that “the changes will leave some people behind.” Steidler said that “this very ill-conceived action is going to make mail delivery slower than it’s been in the 1970s.”
The Postal Service processes about 50 billion pieces of first-class mail annually and 20 billion are impacted by the October 1 service standards change. “The problem is, when the Postal Service put this proposal forward, it did not envision saving a lot of money as a result of it, and it’s also going to delay 40% of first-class mail,” said Steidler. His advice for people who still send letters and bills through the mail? “You should think about going to electronic payment, or send it out at least five business days in advance; you can’t wait until the last minute as far as that goes.”
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