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USPS Does 180 on Mail Service Changes

Agency will reverse changes after lawsuit from Montana governor

(Newser) - The US Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the USPS on Sept. 9 argued changes implemented in June harmed access to mail services in Montana, resulting... More »

Figures Show How Much DeJoy Slowed the Mail

On-time rates still lag, though postmaster general suspended his changes

(Newser) - Mail delivery was humming along, despite the pandemic, when Louis DeJoy took office in June as US postmaster general. First-class mail was reaching its destination just a couple of percentage points below the Postal Service's goal of 95% of the time. DeJoy, appointed by President Trump, quickly made changes... More »

Democrats: DeJoy May Have Broken the Law—Twice

He's accused of campaign finance violations, lying under oath

(Newser) - House Democrats are calling for the immediate suspension of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as they investigate alleged campaign finance violations . The USPS "never should have hired (him) in the first place," Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said late Monday, per the... More »

DeJoy Employees Say They Felt Pressured to Give

Former CEO accused of campaign finance violations

(Newser) - More controversy for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy: Former employees at New Breed Logistics say they were pressured to attend his Republican Party fundraisers and make donations—which they were reimbursed for with generous bonuses. "Louis was a national fundraiser for the Republican Party. He asked employees for money. We... More »

USPS Chief Can't Name the Cost of a Postcard Stamp

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he knows 'very little about postage stamps'

(Newser) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday, and the United States Postal Service head couldn't answer certain questions ... about postage. While he correctly answered when asked the price of a first-class stamp, he responded "I don't know" when questioned about... More »

Postmaster General Shares Agency's 'No. 1 Priority'

Louis DeJoy tells Senate panel the USPS is ready for mail-in ballots

(Newser) - The head of the US Postal Service pledged Friday that his agency is ready to handle this year's expected surge in mail-in ballots. The USPS "is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail fully and on time," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told the... More »

Another Postal Service Issue: Mail-Order Chicks, Dead

Thousands aren't surviving usual shipments to Maine farmers

(Newser) - When Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before Congress Friday and Monday, he'll surely get lots of questions about how new policies might affect mail-in voting. But he might also get questions about a new and grisly problem with mail-order chicks. The Portland Press Herald reports that thousands of chicks... More »

USPS Chief Putting Changes on Ice Until After Election

'To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail'

(Newser) - The recent USPS cost-cutting moves that had rankled critics will be put on ice until after the election, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced in a Tuesday statement. The Washington Post outlines what some of those changes were: cuts to overtime, service reductions, and mail-sorting machines brought offline in the name... More »

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