USPS News Release – October 13, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — With the November election less than a month away, Postmaster Louis DeJoy today reiterated his great faith in the fundamental integrity of the employees of the United States Postal Service and expressed tremendous confidence in their commitment and readiness throughout the organization.
“The more than 630,000 men and women of the U.S Postal Service are ready to fulfill on the sacred duty of delivering the nation’s Election Mail securely and timely,” said DeJoy. “The sanctity and security of the nation’s mail is a core value for all Postal Service employees, and that core value fully applies with Election Mail. Anyone who suggests that Postal Service employees are anything but fully dedicated to the mission of delivering the nation’s Election Mail knows little about the passion and determination of the people who make the Postal Service work, in every corner of the country, every day.”
“From my executive team to the leadership of the Postal unions and management associations to every Postal employee, our number one priority for the next month is the election. We have the resources in place and every team in every facility across the country is focused on Election Mail. We will not waiver from our sacred duty,” said DeJoy.
Last week an internal directive requested by the Postmaster General went into effect to authorize and instruct the use of additional resources to satisfy any demand and to ensure that all Election Mail is prioritized and delivered securely and on time. “These actions fulfill the commitment that I made back in August to make additional resources available as needed to handle whatever volume of Election Mail we receive” said DeJoy.
A recent Postmaster General employee message video on this topic can be found at: about.usps.com/video/PMG_Oct132020.mp4. A fact sheet outlining operational readiness measures the Postal Service has implemented related to Election Mail can be found at: about.usps.com/newsroom/statements/100120-usps-election-mail-preparedness-efforts-fact-sheet.pdf.