Friday, 07 October 2022 07:09

U.S. Senators and Representatives Demand Action from USPS Postmaster General

Editor's Note:
In Barrett, our local USPS drivers are not traditional USPS employees, they are subcontractors who actually "own" their route.  When the current mail person retires or moves, the route gets sold to the next driver, etc.  We've had plenty of issues with our local post office so I figured the following artice was appropriate to share -

Original Article:
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representatives Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) have sent a letter urging United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to address the ongoing mail service issues for Pennsylvanians. The letter comes on the heels of a Congressional oversight hearing on USPS service issues in the Commonwealth that took place in Philadelphia last month. Casey, Evans and Cartwright demanded that the Postal Service develop and share a plan to improve mail service throughout Pennsylvania.

“We write… to express our deep concerns about the persistent service issues at post offices throughout the state of Pennsylvania,” the members of Congress wrote. “While we recognize the extraordinary circumstances the Postal Service has experienced in recent years and are grateful for the frontline postal workers who served our communities under difficult circumstances, we cannot ignore the reports of systemic problems with the quality of mail service. Quality service—timely, secure, and responsive service—is not optional.”

While Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth have experienced mail service issues, the members of Congress highlighted two post offices where there have been a number of issues: the Germantown post office in Northwest Philadelphia and the White Haven post office in Luzerne County. In their letter, Casey, Evans and Cartwright outlined specific complaints from constituents such as late and inconsistent deliveries, wrongfully delivered mail, lost packages, as well as opened and stolen mail.

The full text of the signed PDF letter can be found here.

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Disclaimer: The ideas are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

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