Will There Be DeJoy in USPS-Ville?

It’s an open question whether Louis DeJoy will survive in his highly politicized position as Postmaster General long enough to see the wide-ranging reforms he wants to enact realized, or at least started. The jury – or in this case, the Senate – is out on that one.

Specifically, President Biden last month put forward three candidates for the U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors. The general expectation being that that once confirmed by the 50/50 Senate and Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker, their first official act would be to bag DeJoy.

Meantime last week, DeJoy laid out an extensive 10-year plan for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service, in an attempt to make the red ink-soaked agency more solvent while improving its performance. The plan calls for reaching break-even by FY 2023, thus avoiding $160 billion in projected losses, and investing $40 billion in the USPS workforce, new vehicles, plus improvements at local post offices, infrastructure upgrades and technology implementation.

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