To attract new employees, the Postal Service held job fairs at post offices across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine on Feb. 27, as well as another job fair in Hillsborough, NH on March 8. Doherty said that well-staffed USPS offices can typically move personnel to nearby short-staffed post offices, but this can’t be done right now because there’s a general staffing shortage across the Northern New England region.
“We are currently using all of the resources at our disposal to make sure that our Vermont customers get the kind of First Class service they’ve come to expect and deserve. This includes authorizing overtime where needed to deliver the mail,” Doherty said. “You also may see carriers or, in emergency situations, management officials, delivering on Sundays as a way to keep deliveries current.”