|Public Outcry Forces USPS to Halt Services Changes
Posted on August 19, 2020
The United States Postal Service will halt its planned service changes which would have caused major delays in delivery, Military Times reports.
Last week media outlets reported the service changes’ effect would have on delaying medications delivered to veterans.
“There are some long-standing operational initiatives … that have been raised as areas of concern as the nation prepares to hold an election in the midst of a devastating pandemic,” Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in a statement released Tuesday.
“To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded. Retail hours at Post Offices will not change. Mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain where they are. No mail processing facilities will be closed. And we reassert that overtime has, and will continue to be, approved as needed.”
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