Tag Archives: Louis DeJoy

FBI Investigates Postmaster For Political Fundraising

The Washington Post reports: The FBI is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in connection with campaign fundraising activity involving his former business, according to people familiar with the matter and a spokesman for DeJoy. FBI agents in recent weeks interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and the business, asking questions about political contributions and company activities, these people said. …

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USPS Raises Mail Rates, Lays Off Hundreds Of Managers

The Washington Post reports:  The U.S. Postal Service is raising rates on letters, magazines and marketing missives as much as 6.9 percent this summer, sending the cost of a first-class stamp from 55 to 58 cents, as the agency leans into an expansive restructuring plan that codifies slower mail delivery and streamlines agency operations. The rate structure announced Friday represents …

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USPS Cops Tracking Social Media Posts On Protests

Yahoo News reports: The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News. The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The …

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Democrats Intro “DeJoy Act” Over USPS Service Cuts

The Washington Post reports: Democrats are swarming to block a key piece of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year restructuring plan for the U.S. Postal Service, casting doubt on the feasibility of his proposals for achieving financial stability for the agency. A group of House Democrats on Friday introduced legislation to prohibit the Postal Service from lengthening mail-delivery windows and require …

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Postmaster Louis DeJoy Unveils Plan To Cut Services

The Washington Post reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday unveiled the largest rollback of consumer mail services in a generation, part of a 10-year plan that includes longer first-class delivery windows, reduced post office hours and higher postage prices. DeJoy presented his long-awaited strategic vision for the U.S. Postal Service during a Tuesday webinar. Portions of the initiative already …

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WaPo: Congress Buried In Complaints Over Slow USPS

The Washington Post reports: As the service crisis at the U.S. Postal Service drags into its eighth month, complaints are reaching a fever pitch. Consumers are inundating members of Congress with stories of late bills — and the late fees they’ve absorbed as a result. Small-business owners are waiting weeks, even months, for checks to arrive, creating cash-flow crunches and …

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LIVE VIDEO: DeJoy Testifies Before House Committee

The Washington Post reports: Democrats are expected to grill Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors chair Ron Bloom over the agency’s handling of mail over the holidays and delivery issues that have persisted for months, delaying prescription medications, paychecks, bills and more. More than 90 House Democrats have already called for DeJoy’s ouster and many are …

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DeJoy’s USPS Plan: Slower Mail And Higher Prices

The Washington Post reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is preparing to put all first-class mail onto a single delivery track, according to two people briefed on his strategic plan for the U.S. Postal Service, a move that would mean slower and more costly delivery for both consumers and commercial mailers. DeJoy, with the backing of the agency’s bipartisan but Trump-appointed …

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Wants To Keep Job

CNN reports: Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has told those close to him he wants to stay in his role under the new president, two sources tell CNN, despite his troubled tenure at the helm of the US Postal Service and his background as a supporter and donor to former President Donald Trump. President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure from …

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Postal Workers Union Hopes For “Bold” Moves By Biden

The Associated Press reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has vowed to make improvements after facing withering criticism and calls for his removal for his actions that slowed delivery of mail before the election. Some critics hoped President Joe Biden would fire DeJoy, but a president can’t do that. Instead, Biden could and likely will use appointments to reshape the Board …

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Millions Of Xmas Packages Weren’t Delivered In Time

Tribune News Service reports: USPS is facing a historic volume of mail, which is swamping the postal service and other carriers as the pandemic drives people to shop online. According to the Washington Post, almost 19,000 of the agency’s 644,000 workers are under quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus. Some are criticizing Postmaster Louis DeJoy, who cut costs and did …

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Federal Judge Blasts USPS For Defying Ballots Order

Politico reports: A federal judge thrashed the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday, and suggested he might seek testimony from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for declining to comply with a last-minute court order to deploy postal inspectors to sweep facilities for undelivered ballots. “Someone may have a price to pay for that,” said Judge Emmet Sulliivan of the U.S. District Court of …

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Court Orders USPS To Sweep For Undelivered Ballots

Reuters reports: A judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to sweep some mail processing facilities on Tuesday afternoon for delayed ballots and immediately dispatch them for delivery in election battlegrounds such Pennsylvania and Florida among other places. Affected by the order are central Pennsylvania, northern New England, greater South Carolina, south Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Alabama and Wyoming as well as …

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NYT: Last Week Was Slowest Recorded For Mail Delivery

The New York Times reports: The U.S. Postal Service experienced some of its worst delays all year in the final week before the election, according to a Times project tracking first-class. An avalanche of late-arriving political pamphlets and advertisements appears to have added to backlogs for the Postal Service, after months of slowdowns. The week beginning Oct. 26 was the …

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Pennsylvania Mail Delivery 3X Slower Than January

Penn Live reports: Timely mail delivery across Pennsylvania took a drastic turn for the worse in just the last two weeks amid a glut of voting by mail, according to U.S. Postal Service data filed Wednesday in federal court. In Philadelphia, 42% of all first-class mail is taking longer than five days to be delivered. For comparison, that figure was …

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Court Orders USPS To Reverse Mail Collection Limits

Politico reports: A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the U.S. Postal Service to reverse limitations on mail collection imposed by Trump-backed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, giving the agency until Wednesday morning to inform workers of the court’s changes as more mail-in ballots continue to flood in. In a highly detailed order, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District Court for …

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USPS Says You Have No Right To Timely Ballot Delivery

Bloomberg News reports: Delivery delays during an election can’t be unlawful, because the Constitution doesn’t guarantee states any particular level of service when it comes to mail-in ballots, the U.S. Postal Service told a federal judge. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and President Donald Trump are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit brought by New York and other states that claim disruptive …

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Postmaster Donated $685K To 2020 GOP Convention

The Hill reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy donated over $685,000 to the committee that ran the Republican National Convention, according to new files with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The new FEC filings show DeJoy, who was previously a prominent North Carolina businessman and Republican donor before taking the helm of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), gave a total of …

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Seinfeld’s Newman Blasts Trump On USPS Interference

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Hello, Newman. Seinfeld fans’ favorite mailman is back — and he is going postal on Donald Trump. Actor Wayne Knight reprised his iconic sitcom role to blast the president for disparaging the U.S. Postal Service and attempting to delegitimize mail-in ballots for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. “The guy’s never even licked a stamp,” Knight’s Newman …

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Internal Docs Show Top Execs Behind Mail Slowdown

The Washington Post reports: A senior executive at the U.S. Postal Service delivered a PowerPoint presentation in July that pressed officials across the organization to make the operational changes that led to mail backups across the country, seemingly contradicting months of official statements about the origin of the plans, according to internal documents. The presentation stands in contrast with agency …

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