The U.S Postal Service traditionally has been the federal government’s most trusted agency, doing a pretty good job of delivering and processing 472 million pieces of mail each day.
But that reputation is about to take a hit. President Donald Trump’s new postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, has effectively ordered his troops to purposely delay mail delivery to save on overtime costs.
We have stressed the need for a top-notch postal service, especially during a pandemic when the timely delivery of everything from unemployment checks to medicines is of the utmost importance.
To assure those timely deliveries, mail carriers sometimes make multiple daily trips to their local postal distribution center to get more mail. Trips occurring late enough in a shift to possibly merit overtime now would be prohibited.