January 8, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service delivers your mail and packages. And depending on the outcome of pending negotiations, your neighborhood letter carrier could also be your local census-taker.
Testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee last October, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told lawmakers that his department was in negotiations with USPS to use letter carriers part-time, as part of a field test the Census Bureau plans to conduct in April 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island.
While the outcome of those negotiations remains an open question, the postal labor side of the equation appears generally open to the idea of taking on the added responsibility.
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