D.C. Roundtable – August 6: Talk After-Dark Mail Delivery, The Postal Service Tomorrow

The D.C. region ranks as the worst in the nation for mail delivery after 5 p.m., which for one part-time Postal Service employee in Prince George’s County had a deadly consequence.

Tonight Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will hold a roundtable with Gerald A. Roane, Postmaster of the District of Columbia, to discuss mail delivery in D.C. “Norton’s office used social media and community outreach to crowd-source local postal service issues from residents in the District. Among the complaints District residents have raised are customer service, after-dark mail delivery, lost and stolen mail, letter carrier safety, and responsiveness to customers’ concerns,” according to a release from Norton’s office.

After the shooting death of Tyson Barnette in November 2013, postal service workers held a rally to demand safer conditions, including no after-dark mail delivery. Norton wrote and later signed on to a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe asking for the Postal Service to “devise a plan to protect worker safety in inclement weather and the evenings, and to ensure that no homes or businesses experience multiple-day delays.”

The meeting will take place in the Old Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

via Talk After-Dark Mail Delivery, The Postal Service Tomorrow: DCist.

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