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USPS Suspends Changes To Policy Until After 2020 Elections

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who has received backlash over his changes in policy at the United States Postal Service, announced on Tuesday that he would suspend any changes to the agency until after the election to “avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail.”

According to Axios, DeJoy said: “I came to the Postal Service to make changes to secure the success of this organization and its long-term sustainability. I believe significant reforms are essential to that objective, and work toward those reforms will commence after the election.”

“In the meantime, there are some longstanding operational initiatives — efforts that predate my arrival at the Postal Service — that have been raised as areas of concern as the nation prepares to hold an election in the midst of a devastating pandemic.”

“To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded.”

According to DeJoy, “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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