As of 2014, the USPS delivers on Saturdays. There are tentative plans to roll back USPS service to five days per week by the fourth quarter of 2017 if mail volume falls below 140 billion pieces per year.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a shift to five-day service could save the USPS $2.5 billion per year to start, and $2.0 billion per year over a 10-year period. Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly estimates that 80,000 jobs would be lost as a result of such a move. The USPS has countered that this equates to 25,000 full-time jobs and that a workforce reduction of this size could be accomplished largely through attrition.