Kiss the Post Office as we know it goodbye
Yesterday DeJoy announced big cuts to 1st class mail delivery and instead of all hands on deck to stop him, a few Twit Yappers got on the Twit to yap about how bad it would be for the country and yet today he announced his done deal policies.
Here is the DONE DEAL. Could slow mail? Count on it.
Facing an expected $160 billion in losses over the next decade, DeJoy and postal executives stressed the need to cut costs and modernize the agency’s operations as its workload increasingly shifts from handling letters to hauling more and more packages.
“This is about the long-term viability of the organization under the two missions that we have that are legislated, that is deliver to every house six days a week and be self-sustaining,” DeJoy said. He announced the plans at a webinar with other postal service officials.
DeJoy said the biggest change would be a relaxing of the current first-class letter delivery standard of one-to-three-days to a one-to-five-day benchmark. Postal leadership said the longer timeframe would apply only to mail going to the farthest reaches of its network and that 70% of first-class mail will still be delivered within a three-day standard.
The agency said it will subject potential changes to delivery standards, as well as several other parts of their plan, to a formal rulemaking process and advisory opinions from the independent Postal Regulatory Commission before they go into effect.
Sen. Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat who has been critical of DeJoy, cautioned that any reduction of delivery standards would have a big impact on customers.
“While I understand Postal Service leadership’s desire to set long-term goals, I am concerned that several of the initiatives in this plan will harm service for folks across the country who rely on the Postal Service for prescription drugs, financial documents, running their small businesses, and more,” said Peters.
The White House didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.
DeJoy, a former supply-chain CEO who took over the Postal Service last June, has been mired in controversy since taking over the agency.
Biden knew that DeJoy was put in to destroy the last vestiges of the PO and had plenty of time to develop a plan ready on day 1 to stop it. But just like the border crisis it has been allowed to go into effect without nary a word. So folks there you have it. The post office will be privatized, gutted and rendered useless while UPS, FedEx, Amazon and other pop up gig working delivery services rise up out of the ether to gauge us.
BTW the PO is not in business to make money,, but to offer a service. It was congress who put that yoke on them. And there ain't a damn thing we can do about it.