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DeJoy claims improved service at at Postal Service

This news story was published on September 1, 2020.
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Louis DeJoy, appointed by Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter transmitted Monday to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Postal Service provided service performance charts showing significant increases in all mail categories.

“As the charts show, service performance improved across all major mail categories in the weeks prior to my testimony (delivered on August 24), and this trend has continued through August, returning to early-July levels,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in his letter to the Committee.  “This recovery took place while still adhering to our existing transportation schedules.  In other words, we are improving service performance while more consistently running our trucks on time.”

In mid-July, the Postal Service reemphasized the need to adhere to our existing transportation schedule, committing to be more disciplined by ensuring that our trucks should run on time and on schedule.  As other parts of our processing network adjusted to meet the transportation schedule, there was a dip in overall service performance in late July and early August.

CNN reported in recent days that “the USPS is removing four types of (mail sorting) machines, citing declining mail volume. The most important machine being removed is the Delivery Bar Code Sorter machines (pictured here).
These machines are vital because they do the majority of mail sorting for the entire USPS. They process most of the envelope mail, which includes election ballots heading to voters.

In his letter to the Committees, Postmaster General DeJoy stated, “As I testified, the intervening service declines should not have happened, but the changes are fundamental and necessary, and the Postal Service is strongly committed to fixing the problems by identifying and rectifying their root causes.  While there are a number of factors at play related to service performance, including pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and other unforeseen events, I am confident that the Postal Service’s performance will continue to improve overall, and that it will ultimately exceed our prior service performance levels.  This is an organization-wide commitment.”

The Postal Service has also committed to providing weekly service performance updates throughout the election season and the remainder of 2020.

The Postal Service has been working with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform staff regarding the provision of additional information.  This includes a discussion following the hearing regarding efforts to address any outstanding requests and new requests from the hearing, and to make arrangements to produce information in an orderly fashion.  We also arranged for today’s briefing regarding updated service performance information.  Given the straightforward and cooperative nature of these communications with the Committee staff, we were frankly surprised and confused by Chairwoman Maloney’s statement today about her intent to issue a subpoena to the Postal Service.  We will continue to cooperate with the Oversight committees in both the House and Senate, and we fully intend to comply with our obligations under the law.

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9 Responses to DeJoy claims improved service at at Postal Service

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 5, 2020 at 6:23 am

    The Post Office is the perfect example of the government trying to keep driving a square peg in a round hole. It’s a dinosaur

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 5, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Cankles (Hillary) and Biden are taking more big business, big tech, and Hollywood money than Trump, it’s NOT ur dads Democrat party. JFK was very fiscally conservative. Today they are straight up socialist / communist.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2020 at 9:55 am

    He probably also thinks he’s handsome and debonair, and that’s just as true.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    It really can’t get much worse, now, can it?

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Snail Mail was the Nickname Long before the DeJoy made changes. A letter mailed in MC to a MC address consistently takes 2 days unless sent Priority Mail or Overnight Express with an up-charge. Take note of all the Residential homes in MC that have Mail boxes on the home and require a USPS worker walking for blocks vs street delivery to boxes or clusters! USPS Only lost $8 Billion again in 2019 and been losing money for several years.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Yeah, right. What a lying sack of shit. My insulin never take more than 3 or 4 days to arrive after I order, and it’s 5 days past that now. I’ll be completely out tomorrow, and if this keeps up they’ll need to start amputating limbs.