While some employees and lawmakers are sounding alarms over Postal Service reforms, stakeholders are taking a wait-and-see approach.
The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to implement sweeping changes to its operations in the face of backlash from unions, employees and lawmakers, some of whom have called on the new agency head to resign.
USPS announced a reorganization and corresponding executive shakeups on Friday, sparking immediate pushback from members of Congress who expressed concern that new Postmaster General Louis Dejoy was consolidating power within the organization. The restructuring follows several moves DeJoy has implemented to alter mail processing and delivery, which the Postal Service has said could cause some delays. DeJoy defended his actions as being in the best interest of the mailing agency as it seeks to put itself on firmer financial footing after more than a decade of sustained losses.
The Postal Service will now divide its work into three business operating units: retail and delivery operations, logistics and processing operations, and commerce and business solutions. They will be led by Kristin Seaver, David Williams and Jakki Krage Strako, respectively, all of whom are long-time postal officials. As part of the shakeup, USPS moved nearly two-dozen executives.