These ideas, suggested by a watchdog agency, might bring some money into the cash-strapped Postal Service
Without help from Congress, the Postal Service will not only default on payments for retiree health care benefits, but it could lack cash for operations by mid-October.
Mail processing plants are shrinking, thousands of postal workers are moving and thousands more are retiring. And there's the possibility of a default on a payment due to the federal government in two weeks.
The U.S. Postal Service began consolidating and closing parts of some 48 mail processing plants in August.
The U.S. Postal Service defaulted on a $5.5 billion payment to the U.S. Treasury for future retiree health-care payments.