Interim Report on Threat of Postmaster General Dejoy's Postal Service Delays   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Background: "On August 6, 2020, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, launched an investigation into Postal Service delays resulting from operational changes at the United States Postal Service (USPS) made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. This interim report provides an update on Senator Peters' ongoing investigation and related responses by the Postmaster General. In July, Senator Peters sought answers from newly installed Postmaster General DeJoy, following reports that Postmaster General DeJoy had directed widespread changes to Postal Service operations that many postal workers, experts, and others feared would cause significant delays and disrupt service for the millions of Americans who rely on the mail every day. These changes included the elimination of extra mail transportation trips, the reduction of overtime, the start of a pilot program for mail sorting and delivery policies at hundreds of post offices, and the reduction of equipment at mail processing plants. As Senator Peters wrote to Postmaster General DeJoy in July, these changes have slowed mail delivery and compromised service for veterans, small businesses, rural communities, seniors, and millions of Americans who rely on the mail for medicines, essential goods, voting, correspondence, and for their livelihoods."

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