Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to address the recent U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delays and implement operational changes to ensure on-time delivery. This comes as many Wisconsinites continue to experience increasingly long mail delays and lost mail packages.
“Communities across Wisconsin rely on the USPS but recently because of mail delays, invoices and bills are piling up, paychecks are lost in the mail, and prescriptions are nowhere to be found. This is unacceptable,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Wisconsinites shouldn’t be going weeks without mail and the services they depend on. I’m calling on Postmaster General DeJoy to take action to address these delays and uphold the performance standards customers expect – we will not stand by as postal standards are lowered because of a breakdown in USPS leadership.”
The USPS is a critical service, providing an important link for small businesses, seniors, families, and rural communities across Wisconsin. After abrupt reorganization and operational changes this summer and staffing shortages, lagging delivery times have continued to cause serious frustration for USPS customers. Congress passed legislation to provide $10 billion for the USPS to ensure solvency, increase staffing capacity, and lessen the burden the COVID-19 pandemic has put on our mail system, but it’s clear that more needs to be done.
In August, Rep. Kind urged Postmaster General DeJoy to ensure that mail delivery would not be impacted by the changes made to the USPS’s operations and organizational structure.
Read the letter here.