Postal service changes delayed 7 percent of nation's first-class mail: Democratic report | TheHill

Postal service changes delayed 7 percent of nation's first-class mail: Democratic report | TheHill

Changes to U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operations delayed seven percent of the nation's First Class mail, according to an investigative report published Wednesday by the Senate's top Democratic overseer of the agency's statistics and information. The Washington Post reported Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Louis DeJoyDemocrats more likely than Republicans to mail in ballots early: poll Postal police officers union sues over limitations on mail theft investigations Federal judge temporarily bans USPS from sending election mailers with 'false statements' MORE's newly implemented measures caused nearly 350 million mail pieces to be delayed in the first five weeks they went into effect. Sen. Gary Peters Gary Charles PetersGOP sees pressure on Pelosi as key to pandemic relief deal Congress needs to finalize space weather bill as solar storms pose heightened threat Senate panel to vote next week on authorizing subpoenas for Biden, Obama-era probes MORE (D-Minn.), a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, detailed in his report how operational changes at USPS ordered by DeJoy compromised the service by delaying an estimated nearly 85 million pieces of mail in one week early August. One month after DeJoy took the helm at the Postal Service, he imposed tighter dispatch schedules on transport trucks that resulted in workers leaving behind mail, as extra trips were prohibited as part of the new measures. Peters's analysis found that before DeJoy took over, the USPS routinely delivered over 90 percent of the nation's First Class mail on time. Now delivery rates are ...
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