Overtime survives, but USPS truck policies could further mail delays

According to DeJoy, the overtime rate prior to his assumption of leadership at the agency was around 13 percent and continues to operate at around that rate. He also said that increasing overtime was on the table for the agency to respond to increased demand in the two weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

But the agency has still seen a significant drop in the amount of mail delivered on time since early July, according to a briefing that was given to the postmaster general Aug. 12 and publicly released by the House Oversight Committee Saturday.

DeJoy announced just days before that he would be backing off of many planned operational changes for the agency until after the election, but one change that was not addressed in that announcement was the push for delivery trucks to go out on time no matter what.

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