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USPS remains open despite government shutdown

The federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday — meaning many of the government’s activities ground to a halt as federal employees were furloughed. Some agencies will continue to operate even though their employees will not be paid, as they are considered essential activities.

Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, said the U.S. Postal Service is included in the group of agencies that will have employees work for nothing during the shutdown.

“The post office will be open. The TSA will be open again. All of these people will be working for nothing which is simply not fair," Mulvaney said.

However the Postal Service has confirmed in a tweet that the shutdown will not affect USPS or its employees:

“USPS operations will not be interrupted due to the Gov’t shutdown, & all Post Offices will remain open for business as usual.  Because we are an independent entity that is funded through the sale of our products & services, & not by tax dollars, USPS will not be impacted.”