The Washington Post is out with story about the guy giving a government contract to a company that his family has a connection to….
Let’s face it….
President Biden does NOT want to get rid of the guy….
I have NO idea WHY?
The guy IS serving at the President’s pleasure….
And he IS working to outsource Post Office assets and service’s….
And his old working people and family are making money on this…..
“He comes from a company that made much of its fortune working as one of the places where the Postal Service had outsourced work,” said Steve Hutkins, the founder and editor of the Save The Post Office blog, which has tracked the agency since 2011. “He knows all about outsourcing postal work to private industry. He was one of them.”
Under the new Postal Service contract, XPO will take over two “surface transfer centers” that organize mail shipments and load them on trucks.
The Postal Service struck the deal with XPO in April, but did not publicly discuss the agreement until late June. The agency will contract out work in four more facilities in San Francisco, Los Angeles, western Massachusetts and New Jersey in the coming months.
In each case, according to a presentation agency executives made in June before a postal stakeholder group, the Postal Service will relocate operations to buildings that can accommodate more package-sorting machines.
Close to a dozen employees in each facility will move to the new buildings to manage the work of XPO contract workers, union officials involved in the moves said.
The plans have sparked renewed fears of privatization, long a boogeyman in mailing policy debates. The Trump administration in 2018 recommended transitioning the Postal Service “from a government agency into a privately held corporation.”
But those positions have mostly been rejected by congressional Republicans whose constituents in rural and suburban areas require postal services more than those in liberal-leaning urban ones.
Adams, the Postal Service spokesman, said that the Postal Service’s commitment to operating as a public entity was reinforced by DeJoy’s 10-year plan.
“The U.S. Postal Service does not believe in and has not advanced the idea that it should operate as a private entity. In fact, we have advanced the opposite idea,” he said. “To carry out our universal service mission, and given our role as a fundamental part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, we believe that we must remain an integral part of the United States government.”
Dena Briscoe, president of the American Postal Workers Union branch for Washington and Southern Maryland, said contracting out the work felt like a “slap in the face” to her union’s members.
“This is the work that they’ve been doing for years and years and years,” she said, “and you’re going to segregate it away from them, put in another building, give it to a company that previously had a [top executive] that is now our postmaster general. A lot of our members are taking offense to that.”…
DeJoy is planning to slow First Class mail deliveries as of October also….
U.S. Postal Service on Friday finalized a plan to slow down some first-class mail deliveries as part of an initiative to cut down red ink, Reuters reported.
The plan, which will go into effect on Oct. 1, will revise the existing one- to three-day service standards to one to five days. The postal service will keep 61 percent of the mail at its current standard, according to the news outlet.
Delivery service will also be slower for about 7 percent of periodicals….