United States Postal Service director Louis DeJoy announced Tuesday the suspension of controversial operational changes planned for the November presidential election after receiving numerous criticisms.
In a statement, DeJoy stated that “there are operational initiatives” that date back to before he arrived at the postal service and that have “come under criticism” as the country nears presidential elections amid a pandemic.
He stated that “the postal service has decided to” suspend these initiatives until the end of the elections “in order to avoid any impact on postal votes.
With this in mind, it was stated in detail that office hours “do not vary” and that the way in which shipments are processed and registered will not be changed. “Neither installation will close,” he added.