Postal Service, Census Bureau mull partnership for 2020 count

U.S. Census Bureau Logo. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Census Bureau)

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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Lisa Denton

Nope, I have enough to do delivering

Christopher Paradise

And let me guess, no extra pay? I already have enough to do. They can forget it.

Jason McAlister

I’ll take vacation if this happens…

Jennifer Metz

I’m sure they only mean us peons not regulars

Ashley Sands

lolol they already can’t keep enough people for the amount of work we have. Good luck with that!

Barbara Ann Watkins

Lori Lavender Bass ?

Tim Lockhart

Only if I’m paid extra.

Keith Franke

Nope, nope and hell to the nope!

Lori Mae Hatfield

They have mulled it over the last 30 years…won’t happen…but it is a good job for RCA’s to do if they want to earn some extra money. I know I did it in 2000 and 2010, it pays well.

Christy Zeroone

Andrew Smith

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