IF YOU CAN'T MEET YOUR OWN standards, perhaps they're too tight.
That seems to be the logic of the U.S. Postal Service, which is developing a plan to redraw the geographic lines it uses to determine which mail will receive next-day, second-day or third-day delivery.The new boundaries will allow the Postal Service to better its current 94 percent performance in delivering mail targeted for one-day delivery, a spokesman claims. That improvement will be achieved by shifting as much as one-third of the 45 billion pieces of first-class mail now targeted for overnight delivery into the second-day or third-day categories.
Delivering 15 million pieces of mail more slowly is not a deterioration of service, the spokesman says.