Postmaster General DeJoy Suspends Changes to Postal Service to Avoid Any Impact on Election Mail

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"To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded."

Posted: Aug 18, 2020 1:12 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2020 12:38 PM

NBC News- The U.S. Postal Service will suspend any policy or operational changes until after the November presidential elections, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday. Critics claimed the longtime Republican donor was hindering the agency's ability to accommodate a surge in mail-in voting.

"In the meantime, there are some longstanding operational initiatives — efforts that predate my arrival at the Postal Service — that have been raised as areas of concern as the nation prepares to hold an election in the midst of a devastating pandemic," DeJoy said in a statement. "To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded."
DeJoy said the hours of post offices would not change, mail processing equipment and blue mail boxes would not be removed, all mail processing facilities would remain open and the Postal Service would again allow overtime to be "approved as needed."

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