Biden to nominate 2 for US Postal board, oust DeJoy allies
Biden Postal Service FILE - United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington. Postal Service Board of Governors. Postal Service Board of Governors, a potential first step in removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. However, the president would likely have to make additional appointments as terms expire in order for the board to replace DeJoy. Kan said he "will work to strengthen the Postal Service so that it will continue to serve the American people well into the future.”Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Senate OKs Biden nominees to postal board amid mail changes
Postal Service have been approved by the Senate, increasing Democratic influence over the agency as its leaders move to overhaul mail operations. As part of that, the Postal Service announced Friday it has filed a request with the independent Postal Regulatory Commission commission to raise postage rates at the end of August. The Postal Service is considering relaxing delivery standards for first-class mail to the farthest reaches of its network, from a one-to-three-day benchmark to a one-to-five-day goal. Democrats have blasted the 10-year plan as an unacceptable degradation of mail service and renewed calls for DeJoy to step down. During a confirmation hearing before a Senate committee last month, Biden's nominees stressed the need to restore public confidence in the agency through prompt delivery service.wftv.com
Election of Democratic chair portends change at post office
Postal Service's stretch of challenges didn't end with the November general election and tens of millions of mail-in votes. Postal Service Board of Governors, marking the first step in a potential shakeup under President Joe Biden. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., a New Jersey Democrat, wants Biden to fire the entire Postal Service Board of Governors for what he called dereliction of duty. All of that mail helped the Postal Service improve its quarterly financial performance, officials said Tuesday. Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, said the pandemic has given postal carriers an opportunity to shine.