First, cut mail delivery on Monday, not Saturday. Most federal holidays fall on a Monday. Sunday and Monday would be off days. This would save money going out in federal holiday pay.
If a holiday like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and July 4 falls within the Tuesday-Saturday work week, then the Monday before the holiday would be a work day.
This would provide for five days of mail delivery. If a holiday falls within the Monday-Friday work week, you receive only four days of mail service, while the worker receives five days’ pay.
I know it sounds harsh, but with the mismanagement in the Postal Service, and Washington asking others for cuts, I think the Postal Service needs to take a long, hard look at how to save money and step up.
Eddie G. Hammers