The Haverhill Post Office recently tackled a metaphorical “gloom of night” as it had to scramble over the last few weeks to cover deliveries—with the postmaster, himself, making the rounds.
Acting Haverhill Postmaster Keith Miller and supervisors from Haverhill and surrounding towns helped cover routes. Already tight staffing was compounded by “employees who are either sick, quarantining because they’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive or have issues related to child or elder care due to the virus,” confirmed Steve Doherty, strategic communications specialist for the Postal Service.
“The incredible dedication of our craft employees gives us the flexibility to move people between offices, as necessary, to fill temporary staffing gaps. Their willingness to adapt during this pandemic has been inspirational. But our management team also stand ready to do whatever is necessary to serve our customers,” Doherty told WHAV.