USPS: Postmaster Louis DeJoy to announce 10-year plan that includes longer mail delivery times and reductions in office hours

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USPS: Postmaster Louis DeJoy to announce 10-year plan that includes longer mail delivery times and reductions in office hours


The massive plan, “Delivering for America,” also aims to make the postal service more competitive and modern – including a new fleet of energy-efficient delivery vehicles and ideas for new services the agency can offer customers and customers. to small businesses, the source says.

USPS said in a statement that the plan “will include financial projections for the coming decade, strategies to improve service performance and investments in the future of the organization.”

Postal service workers and unions braced for the release of the plan after DeJoy’s changes to the agency over the summer slowed mail delivery.

In a statement to CNN, American Postal Workers Union president Mark Dimondstein said the plan “contains both positive attributes as well as proposals that should concern postal workers and customers.”

Dimondstein noted that “any proposals that would slow down mail, reduce access to post offices, or further pursue the failed factory consolidation strategy will need to be addressed,” but applauded the plan to open “46 new schedules to handle the growing number of packages processed by the USPS “as well as its recognition” that the strength of the United States Postal Service lies in the people who provide the service. ”
Democratic lawmakers have linked DeJoy, a major donor to former President Donald Trump, to the then president’s anti-mail vote rhetoric. The party accused him of attempting to sabotage the Postal Service just as President Joe Biden was relying on mail-in ballots to hand him the White House.

During congressional hearings, DeJoy argued with Democratic lawmakers over slow delivery rates, the 2020 election and his next 10-year plan. Some lawmakers have called for his ouster and last month Biden appointed three people to the agency’s board of governors, a move some lawmakers hope could eventually lead to DeJoy’s ouster.

DeJoy apologized in February for the slow mail during the peak holiday season, telling the Democrat-controlled House Oversight and Reform Committee that it was “unacceptable.”

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