The U.S. Postal Service’s new 10-year strategic plan, which will slow down mail delivery, was sharply criticized by the regulatory board overseeing the agency Tuesday, delivering a blow to controversial Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and validating Democratic critics—though it will not necessarily stop it from moving forward.
“The Commission finds that the [Postal Service] relies upon assumptions that may not be well founded and it may be unable to achieve successful implementation where reliability and efficiency are required,” the PRC wrote in its opinion.
5 billion. That’s the estimated number of pieces of mail that would be slowed down by the plan’s changes to first-class service standards, the Washington Post calculated in March based on the cuts affecting 30% of first-class mail items.