PMG Halts Some Changes
New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has put some elements of his aggressive operational changes on hold until after the election. DeJoy announced he would halt the removal of processing equipment and collection boxes and allow for overtime to be used as needed. The new PMG has come under enormous pressure from lawmakers, who are hearing complaints of mail delivery delays and concerns that voting by mail could be disrupted.
DeJoy says operational changes are needed to improve efficiency and return the USPS to firm financial footing and ensure it “remains a valuable part of the nation’s infrastructure.” He defended his operational plan in testimony to the Senate oversight committee today and urged Congress and the Postal Regulatory Commission to do its part in putting the USPS on solid footing. DeJoy will face a House oversight hearing on Monday, which is expected to be contentious.