Postal Service to Hire 100,000 Employees in 2021

The U.S. Postal Service is planning to hire 100,000 employees in 2021, looking to fill vacancies that have contributed to logjams in the mailing agency’s network and widespread delivery delays.

Since nearly the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, postal management has cited high rates of employee unavailability as a leading cause of mail delays, which were exacerbated by changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and other impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Tens of thousands of USPS employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and many more have missed at least some time to quarantine after being exposed to the virus. DeJoy has frequently noted high turnover rates within the postal workforce and pledged to reverse the trend through better pay and retention incentives.

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better pay and retention incentives?……specifically what, how, where and when for rural carriers?….

Who in their right mind would take and keep a job that works you 12 hours a day, but only pays you 8 hours for that day?? ( Rural Carrier) Anyone looking at a Postal job had better take one of the jobs that pays by the hour!

How about fixing the toxic work culture?