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The docs are from a presentation prepared directly for the Postmaster General last week, on August 12, 2020.
 
They show "a significant drop in service standards across the board
since the beginning of July
 
—including in First-Class, Marketing, Periodicals, and Priority Mail."......
 
ATTN: Dramatic delays in postal mail delivery coincide with DeJoy’s appointment,
 
 NOT the dawn of COVID.
 
See big dip HERE in July (corona took off in March/April)
 
 
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Washington Postal Workers Defy USPS Orders And Reinstall Mail Sorting Machines

"40 percent of the high-speed mail sorting machines in the Seattle-Tacoma area were disconnected or dismantled since the changes went into effect, according to NPR, with workers in the Tacoma, Washington sorting plant saying eight of their 18 machines that sort and postmark letters were disconnected and pushed into a corner.

Sorting machines in Wenatchee, Washington were also reconnected, against the orders of the Postal Service’s head of maintenance, Kevin Couch.

Only two facilities, Seattle-Tacoma and one in Dallas, seem to be ignoring the Postal Service’s directive to leave decommissioned sorting machines out of use............

 

 see https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielcassady/2020/08/22/washington-postal-workers-defy-usps-orders-and-reinstall-mail-sorting-machines/#410ff1a05f80

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14 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Washington Postal Workers Defy USPS Orders And Reinstall Mail Sorting Machines

"40 percent of the high-speed mail sorting machines in the Seattle-Tacoma area were disconnected or dismantled since the changes went into effect, according to NPR, with workers in the Tacoma, Washington sorting plant saying eight of their 18 machines that sort and postmark letters were disconnected and pushed into a corner.

Sorting machines in Wenatchee, Washington were also reconnected, against the orders of the Postal Service’s head of maintenance, Kevin Couch.

Only two facilities, Seattle-Tacoma and one in Dallas, seem to be ignoring the Postal Service’s directive to leave decommissioned sorting machines out of use............

 

 see https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielcassady/2020/08/22/washington-postal-workers-defy-usps-orders-and-reinstall-mail-sorting-machines/#410ff1a05f80

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Hopefully other postal employees will be inspired to follow suit.

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30 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Democratic Congressman attacks trump postmaster for destroying 240 years of exemplary US Postal Service in only 2 months.

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4 minutes ago, mr6666 said:
 
All the sorting machines got removed
and all the overtime got cut back
and all the mail deliveries slowed down
 
but I don’t know who did it and I haven’t tried finding out. #DeJoyHearing
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By this point, he is either lying like hell or is the dumbest person in Washington DC, if not US.  In the military this type response would lead to immediate relief from duty position.  It is his job to find out who and when.  Of course, we all have our suspicions of who and when.

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Postmaster General Admits Knowing ‘Very Little’ About Postage, Refuses To Reverse USPS Changes In Testy House Hearing

".........DeJoy defended changes requiring mail trucks to go out on time that have resulted in such impacts as trucks going out empty and insulin being improperly stored; he admitted that efforts to correct the mail delays are “taking too long,” and said he is “laser-focused” on improving service delays, but refused to reverse the policy...........

.......(DeJoy)denied holding any financial interest in Amazon, despite reports of financial disclosures showing otherwise; DeJoy dismissed questions about his reported Amazon holdings as an “issue that doesn’t matter.”

DeJoy rejected suggestions that the USPS should reinstall removed mail sorting equipment amid a widespread outcry over their removal—unless Congress allocates $1 billion in funding for their reinstallation—saying it’s not necessary and while “in Washington it makes plenty of sense, to me it makes none.”...........

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2020/08/24/postmaster-general-louis-dejoy-usps-board-chairman-robert-duncan-testify-house-oversight-hearing-postal-service/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=3623386685&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainTwitter#477ce28d6d5a

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Postal Service delays have created immediate worries for those who depend on it for prescriptions
 
. It “could mean the difference between a patient being in the hospital, and a patient being in the ground," says a pharmacist.
 
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- DEJOY DOESNT' CARE.........DO YOU???
 
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Top Democrat introduces bill to counter Trump's "politicization" of USPS -

House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill on Tuesday designed to counter President Trump's "politicization of the Postal Service" on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The bill follows Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's combative testimony before Maloney's committee on Monday, where he testified that he would not reverse the operational changes that have reportedly caused widespread mail delays ahead of the 2020 election.

  • DeJoy, a Republican megadonor and Trump ally, denied that he was seeking to "sabotage" mail-in voting ahead of the election, as Democrats have alleged.
  • He previously said he would suspend the changes — which he said were already in motion before he took office — until after the election in order to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.

The state of play: If the bill passes, it would prohibit the Postal Service Board of Governors, the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General from holding any political position while in office.

  • It would also restrict nominees to those who have not engaged in political activities in the four years leading up to their appointment.

What they're saying: "As we heard at our hearing yesterday, both of these officials are longtime Republican operatives, fundraisers, and mega-donors, and they are overt about their efforts to help Donald Trump win in November," Maloney said in a statement, referring to DeJoy and Postal Service Board of Governors chair Robert Duncan...............

see:  https://www.axios.com/trump-politicization-usps-house-5ba45af3-95b1-4dbf-a498-46c263206469.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100

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Top Democrat introduces bill to counter Trump's "politicization" of USPS -

House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill on Tuesday designed to counter President Trump's "politicization of the Postal Service" on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The bill follows Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's combative testimony before Maloney's committee on Monday, where he testified that he would not reverse the operational changes that have reportedly caused widespread mail delays ahead of the 2020 election.

  • DeJoy, a Republican megadonor and Trump ally, denied that he was seeking to "sabotage" mail-in voting ahead of the election, as Democrats have alleged.
  • He previously said he would suspend the changes — which he said were already in motion before he took office — until after the election in order to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.

The state of play: If the bill passes, it would prohibit the Postal Service Board of Governors, the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General from holding any political position while in office.

  • It would also restrict nominees to those who have not engaged in political activities in the four years leading up to their appointment.

What they're saying: "As we heard at our hearing yesterday, both of these officials are longtime Republican operatives, fundraisers, and mega-donors, and they are overt about their efforts to help Donald Trump win in November," Maloney said in a statement, referring to DeJoy and Postal Service Board of Governors chair Robert Duncan...............

see:  https://www.axios.com/trump-politicization-usps-house-5ba45af3-95b1-4dbf-a498-46c263206469.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100

Sounds nice and will probably pass the House, but is DOA in the Senate.  If by a miracle it passed the Senate (it won't), Trump would veto it.

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5 minutes ago, ElCid said:

Sounds nice and will probably pass the House, but is DOA in the Senate.  If by a miracle it passed the Senate (it won't), Trump would veto it.

Pretty sure we ALL realize that

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- NOthing will change until WE Drain THEIR SWAMP........

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USPS is telling people their mail is being held ‘at the request of the customer.’

It isn’t true.

:.......The message says packages they expected delivered to their home or business are being held at a post office “at the request of the customer.”

 

But customers who are receiving these notifications never requested that their mail be held.

The packages are delayed because of broad changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has implemented to the nation’s mail delivery operations, including policies that slow down package delivery. When a mail carrier cannot deliver a package on the day it was scheduled because their shift is ending, postal workers say, the system sometimes generates a misleading “held at the request of the customer” message......

Democrats say the rapidly implemented measures could make it difficult to deliver mail-in ballots to voters this November.

Under pressure, DeJoy has pledged to prioritize ballot delivery and agreed to hold off on some changes until after the election. But others remain in place — including strict schedules for trucks and mail carriers to set off on their routes, even if mail is running late or hasn’t been sorted yet.

DeJoy told members of Congress that he would not reverse his ban on extra trips to deliver more mail, and hundreds of mail sorting machines that have been removed will not be reinstalled.........

Florida’s primary was held last week, and Fant decided she didn’t trust the mail after all. “I was afraid my ballot wasn’t going to get counted. I don’t want to seem like a conspiracy theorist, but maybe I shouldn’t be telling people to vote by mail,” she said.........

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2020/08/27/usps-delayed-packages/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most

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AP article below outlines how DeJoy got to be postmaster general.  The US Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 names by the screening committee.  DeJoy was NOT on the list.  John Barger, a board member, added DeJoy's name on behalf of the Board Chairman, Robert M. Duncan.  The board unanimously elected DeJoy.  DeJoy, Barger and Duncan are prominent Trump donors. 

His wife has been nominated to be ambassador to Canada.

The article also discusses DeJoy's actions in other situations.  He has had multiple problems with labor at this companies.

https://apnews.com/a838c0bb546e2dae6b159bcd2f7b7277

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Congresswoman blocked from touring mail facility by Postal Service police

“If DeJoy thinks he can just throw a bed sheet over what’s going on behind these doors, he is sadly mistaken," the congresswoman said.
 
Sept. 4, 2020, 3:38 PM CDT

 

"U.S. Postal Service police barred Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from entering two mail sorting facilities in Florida in the early morning hours on Friday, threatening to escort her from the property if she didn't leave.

The Florida Democrat, who sits on the House Oversight Committee, said she aimed to inspect a mail plant in Opa-locka and Northwest Miami-Dade. Wasserman Schultz said union members told her about conditions at the processing centers and shared pictures that showed pallets of undelivered mail marked with a receipt date of "July 23."

 

Her office said those photos were sent to them earlier this week and raise further questions about how the Postal Service is being run under the leadership of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy,.........

 

Kim Fuller, a spokeswoman for the Postal Service, said Friday that the agency welcomes visits from members of Congress, but that they only "learned late yesterday afternoon that Representative Wasserman Schultz wanted to arrange" a tour.

"We spoke with her staff to explain that we were unable to set up the tour on such short notice,........

An aide to Peters said Friday that local union leaders had told the two members of Congress that the plant had been intentionally cleared of delayed mail because of their impending arrival.

Wasserman Schultz did not want the Postal Service to have the same opportunity with the plants in Florida.......

 

Sudden new requirements for "lengthy visitation protocols" that she did not have to follow when visiting facility earlier this year, she said, only served as further obstruction.

“There are no children, defense secrets or sick patients behind those doors," Wasserman Schultz said. "I’m perfectly capable of observing the work being done at a safe social distance, which I did without a lengthy delay or incident earlier this year.

Denying Congress access to the facilities, is denying the vital public oversight of our mail system.”........

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congresswoman-blocked-touring-mail-facility-postal-service-police-n1239359?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR2CytqnSEXidQlfY1mjIWQ08O1V01Ypo95QEUwA4MgPtb_pQueMGtUCVXE&fbclid=IwAR3ASBpdJlo_NsTpGvvPoK3nm4oRIPNHS6a8Hpc_39ssdv5fk1rrXruI9Qw

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