USPS may need 50K fewer employees under ‘break-even’ plan, DeJoy says

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says the Postal Service may need to reduce its employee headcount by 50,000 positions, as the agency looks to consolidate its network of facilities that process mail.

DeJoy, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday, said he plans to consolidate 500 facilities that USPS processes and moves mail through down to about 65 or 75 regional hubs.

DeJoy said he’s “committed to a stable workforce,” and is working with postal unions on this effort, but will easily manage any headcount reduction through attrition.

“Right now, to get to break-even, I think we may need to get 50,000 people out of the organization. But that’s OK, because over the next two years, 200,000 people leave the organization for retirement. So we’re going to be a hiring organization,” DeJoy said. “We need to be good at retention, we need to be good at recruiting people, and we’re doing a lot of different activity around there.”

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If 200k employees retire and we need reduce the force by 50k We will only have to hire about 1.5 million new employees to retain 150k…. how’s that by managing it by attrition? 3 years ago you were trying to figure out the horrible attrition rate and it’s only gotten even more out of control.

I mean they could start by getting rid of useless upper management, you need carriers to run the routes ain’t no way your reducing that