U.S. postal clients won’t need to endure a repeat of the deferral tormented 2020 holiday season, as indicated by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
“We are ready” for the approaching peak season, when a huge number of Americans will mail and get packages, cards and letters, DeJoy said Wednesday, during a meeting of the U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors.
The U.S. mail system was in an emergency last year when a phenomenal backlog was accused on a few factors from the pandemic that set off demand but also convoluted staffing to operational changes that guaranteed more proficiency yet additionally eased back delivery times.
DeJoy, who took charge of the Postal Service in June of 2020, recognized that the mail service was in emergency last year, expressing, “we were overwhelmed and were not able to meet the demands of the nation.”
This year will be unique, DeJoy said repeatedly. However, he likewise said the postal service doesn’t expect to arrive at its norm of 95% on-time delivery until the 2023 fiscal year.
In February, DeJoy told members of Congress that the postal service was “in a death spiral,” refering to billions of dollars in losses.
The U.S. Postal Service has been attempting to work on its performance, DeJoy said for the current week, refering to the option of new facilities and equipment as well as “significant efforts to stabilize our workforce.” Those and different changes will bring “significant additional capacity,” he said.
Recently, DeJoy uncovered his controversial 10-year plan for the Postal Service, which incorporates facilitating standards for delivery times, raising clients’ rates and cutting some post offices’ operating hours.
Because of a round of changes that became real on Oct. 1, 19 states and the District of Columbia recorded an administrative complaint that looks to sideline DeJoy’s plan.