USPS on-time performance slips again as election nears

The Postal Service is delivering millions of ballots

From Washington Post……

Nearly a month after federal courts ordered the U.S. Postal Service to abandon controversial cost-cutting maneuvers that slowed the nation’s mail, on-time delivery rates have dipped again, according to new data released by one of the Senate’s top Democrats.

As millions of voters prepare to vote by mail, the Postal Service gave back five weeks of gains that restored first-class mail delivery service close to levels that predated changes brought on by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. By the beginning of October, the agency delivered 86 percent of first-class mail on time, down from 90.6 percent before the changes took effect in July, and down from nearly 89 percent at the start of September, according to Postal Service and Postal Regulatory Commission data analyzed by the office of Sen. Gary Peters (Mich.), the chamber’s top Democrat in charge of postal oversight.

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