- 1 October 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Ahead of what is threatening to be a general election mired in controversy, US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has requested the issuance of an internal directive to put additional resources to handle postal vote demand as and where it is required.
DeJoy committed the UP Postal Service to engage standby resources in all areas of operations beginning on the 1st October.
“The U.S. Postal Service’s number one priority between now and the November election is the secure, on-time delivery of the nation’s Election Mail. The Postal Service, our unions, and the more than 630,000 postal employees are united in delivering on this sacred duty,” said DeJoy.
“These actions ensure additional resources will be made available as needed to handle whatever volume of Election Mail we receive.”
The directive permits expanded processing procedures, extra transportation, extra delivery and collection trips, as well as overtime for UP Postal Service staff to ensure postal vote mail is delivered on time to both voters and counting centres. These are in addition to the extra resources made available in a directive that was issued on 21st September.