USPS OIG Report: Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail in 2020 General Elections

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s readiness for timely processing of Election and Political Mail for the 2020 general elections. Election Mail is any mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process and includes ballots and voter registration materials. Political Mail is any mailpiece created by…

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USPS CFO Corbett reviews third-quarter finances in video

September 1, 2020 The Postal Service is continuing to experience dramatic shifts in its business due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reports in his latest “Dollars and Change” video. Quarantines, stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions have affected customers and businesses, leading to deep declines in First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail volumes…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Trump The Destroyer/strong> Absentee Voting Under Attack Trump Is Trying To Rig The Election And Wreck The Working Class and Seniors Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 1, 2020

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USPS Reminder: Hatch Act prohibits endorsements

Like it does every election season, the Postal Service is reminding employees about the Hatch Act’s rules on misusing their government positions. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property, or while inside…

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USPS: Worker witnessed major postal moment in 1970

Postal worker Ursula Hennessy doesn’t just remember the August day 50 years ago when President Richard Nixon signed the landmark Postal Reorganization Act. She was — to borrow a line from “Hamilton” — in the room where it happened. Hennessy was in her 20s when she joined the Post Office Department in 1969 as the…

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Statement of USPS PMG and CEO Louis DeJoy before the House Committee

“I assumed the role of Postmaster General just over 60 days ago with the goal of preserving and strengthening this great American institution. The Postal Service was established by Congress to fulfill a public service mission of providing prompt, reliable, and universal postal services to the American people, in an efficient and financially self-sustaining fashion….

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Statement of USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan before the House Committee

(8/24/2020) WASHINGTON, DC — Below is the oral statement prepared for delivery by Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan before today’s hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. “Thank you, Chairwoman Maloney, Ranking Member Comer, and members of the Committee, for inviting me to speak today. My name is Mike Duncan,…

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USPS Statement on Passage of HR 8015

 WASHINGTON, DC — (8/23/2020) “The U.S. Postal Service greatly appreciates the efforts of the House of Representatives to assist us. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress on more meaningful reform that will ensure our long-term health, and we remain a vital part of our nation’s critical infrastructure. We are concerned that some…

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