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Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:24 PM

Dozens of Lawmakers Call on Biden to Replace Entire USPS Board

Source: Govexec.com

By Eric Katz

A group of 50 Democratic lawmakers is pressuring President Biden to remove all existing members of the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors and replace them with his own nominees.

Such a move would likely allow the board to fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who has faced significant criticism for his reform strategies since taking office last year. All six current board members were appointed by President Trump, though two of them—including Chairman Ron Bloom—are Democrats. Still, the lawmakers said the entire board in its current makeup has failed, citing ongoing mail delays and operational changes in the run up to last year’s election.

“Under the tenure of this [board], the Postal Service was blatantly misused by President Trump in an unsuccessful gambit to influence a presidential election, the Postal Service is currently failing to meet its own service standards with historically low rates of on-time delivery, and conflicts of interest appear to be a requirement for service,” said a letter spearheaded by Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., who lead House subcommittees on government operations, trade and oversight, respectively. “It is time to remove all governors and start over with a board vested with the expertise and acumen this nation needs in its Postal Service leadership.”

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In their letter on Thursday, the lawmakers noted Bloom’s praise for DeJoy in saying he should be removed. They also cited the board for failing to speak out as DeJoy implemented operational reforms that led to delays, withheld analyses underlying his decisions, faced rebuke in an inspector general’s report and announced new changes this year. While the House members criticized DeJoy for his handling of mail ahead of the presidential election, USPS was overwhelmingly successful in delivering mailed ballots on time.



Read more: https://www.govexec.com/management/2021/03/dozens-lawmakers-call-biden-replace-entire-usps-board/172769/



This letter was sent today- asking fir the entire USPS Board to be fired and replaced. A copy of the letter can be found here:
https://connolly.house.gov/uploadedfiles/letter_to_biden_bog.pdf

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Reply Dozens of Lawmakers Call on Biden to Replace Entire USPS Board (Original post)
James48 Mar 2021 OP
bucolic_frolic Mar 2021 #1
abqtommy Mar 2021 #2
groundloop Mar 2021 #3
ananda Mar 2021 #4
BumRushDaShow Mar 2021 #5
2naSalit Mar 2021 #16
PatrickforB Mar 2021 #6
BlueJac Mar 2021 #7
WA-03 Democrat Mar 2021 #8
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #9
2naSalit Mar 2021 #17
Duppers Mar 2021 #10
TomDaisy Mar 2021 #11
AllaN01Bear Mar 2021 #12
Grasswire2 Mar 2021 #14
Grasswire2 Mar 2021 #13
Midnight Writer Mar 2021 #15
LiberalFighter Mar 2021 #18
PoliticAverse Mar 2021 #19
Martin68 Mar 2021 #20
Blue Owl Mar 2021 #21

Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:33 PM

1. Have at it, Mr. President

Delivery times are too erratic. First class bills sent to me could be 5 days, one was 3-1/2 weeks. Some packages sit for 3-4 days and don't move, no matter the postage class. It's not what it was 2 years ago for sure.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:36 PM

2. That would work very well for me and the rest of us too!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:52 PM

3. Wait..... what happened to the 3 new members giving the board enough votes to fire DeJoy????

I thought firing DeJoy was a done deal with the 3 new members of the board that President Biden named. Did we miss something?

(Of course it would be great to dump the other DeJoy supporters as well).

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:32 PM

4. I did too.

So what gives?

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:38 PM

5. Am guessing the belief is

that the Dems who were already on the Board, and who elevated DeJoy to that position last May (and praised him) are "compromised", having all been appointed by 45 (and were not part-way through a term that might have started under Obama, as there tends to be a turnover of membership due to their "day jobs" ).

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:14 PM

16. He sent names of nominees to Congress...

Like two days ago. They aren't confirmed yet.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:58 PM

6. They also need to reverse the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.

Give that money back to the USPS.

And have them use it as they intended to in 2006 - to go electric on the USPS vehicle fleet.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:12 PM

7. Do it!

Mail is still slow.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:21 PM

8. Please oh please

I took a functional postal system for granted. Please build it back better Joe!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:38 PM

9. Wow. "reform strategies"

That makes it sound like DeJoy's attempted destruction of the postal service is legitimate and well-intentioned.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:15 PM

17. It is. ...nt

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:43 PM

10. YES! +1000

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:51 PM

11. sure would be great to wake up to him announcing this tomorrow morning

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:54 PM

12. when area we going to fire no joy ?

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:58 PM

14. the board has to fire him

Biden can't, directly

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:57 PM

13. How can we best support this?

On twitter?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:09 PM

15. The USPS Board has been playing games to damage the Postal Service for decades.

The only way to correct this is to make an example of them. Let them feel consequences, lose their positions and their status.

It would be nice to see people in charge who care about the Postal Service and their customers instead of political hacks and "businessmen" who have disdain for government and union workers.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:38 PM

18. The person replacing DeJoy should be a post office worker.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:58 PM

19. "This letter was sent today" - gee, I hope they didn't mail it. n/t

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 01:15 PM

20. Just do it!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 03:10 PM

21. I Get No DeJoy

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