Biden nominates 3 to postal board as delays persist

Marco Green
Февраля 26, 2021

Earlier Wednesday DeJoy snarkily told Democrats they will have to "get used to" him, saying he has no plans to resign despite the millions of dollars of damage to postal machines he caused, and despite the massive delays in mail delivery times he created.

"The solution can't be not to deliver the mail".

DeJoy and his colleagues sat for a hearing before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday - during which Bush inquired as to whether any people of color are now sitting on the USPS board. In addition, he said there was a 100 percent increase in the mailing of boxes too large for post office machines to handle.

"This was the environment", DeJoy said. "We had a 650,000-person organization that hired 200,000 people a year ago". He is not, however, among the Democrats calling for DeJoy's ouster, but said there were "concerns about his performance to date". "It was all about the election". Shortly after taking the USPS' top job in June 2020, delays and irregularities quickly began to mount-a particularly alarming development for lawmakers on the eve of an election in which more voters than ever planned to vote by mail.Biden to Nominate 3 New USPS Board Members, Opening Path to Oust DeJoyIn a contentious August 2020 hearing, Democrats interrogated the former logistics executive and GOP mega-donor on everything from cuts in overtime hours to the price of a stamp.

It's the Board of Governors that has the actual power to name a postmaster general. "That wasn't a Democratic narrative, that was a Republican narrative by the President of the United States". "These nominations are an important first step toward reforming the Postal Service", said Connolly.

DeJoy isn't commenting publicly about what the plan contains. He said the plan would be unveiled next month and would preserve delivery to every household six days a week. In a statement, he said, "This work is not only needed, it is long overdue". He applauded Congress for working on legislation to address "unfair and unaffordable health benefit costs" for its workforce that will give the postal service "a fighting chance" for financial sustainability.

"I think it's time for him to go."I thought he approached a lot of our questions with that exact same attitude, which was one of sneering condescension", Krishnamoorthi told The Daily Beast after the hearing, invoking DeJoy's response to Cooper. USPS has lost $69 billion over the past 11 fiscal years-including $3.9 billion in fiscal year 2018". Postal authorities at the hearing attributed its longterm decline to decreasing first-class mail volume and revenue, a continually growing number of delivery points, and large retirement-related expenses.

Tapped to lead the Postal Service last summer, DeJoy's tumultuous tenure has been marked by intense partisan scrutiny and a reform effort that slowed mail deliveries across much of the country.

After the election, the Postal Service again came into the spotlight as it struggled to handle the holiday season surge of packages and mail, leading to additional condemnation.

PHOTO: A postal worker delivers mail along Homestead Ave.in Springfield, Pa., Feb. 2, 2021.

"While there are no easy answers, there are potential reforms that can help move towards financial solvency", said Whitcomb.

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