USPS Plans to Halt Cost-Cutting Initiatives in Response to Public Outcry

In response to strong opposition from veterans advocacy organizations and the public, the U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will pause on implementing cost-cutting initiatives such as reducing staff hours and removing high-volume mail-processing machines.

According to an article published by, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy released a statement on Tuesday that said, “To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded. Retail hours at post offices will not change. Mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain where they are. No mail processing facilities will be closed. And we reassert that overtime has, and will continue to be, approved as needed.”

Relevant Pages: Veterans Disability