USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy released the Postal Service’s promised 10-year strategy with a press conference on Tuesday, March 22. While he touts it as a plan to cut costs, increase revenue and modernize the national institution, the reality is likely to be the opposite.
We’re extremely disappointed with the details and the lack of transparency leading up to the release of the plan earlier this week. Like most in the industry, we see clearly that his strategy is to lower service standards so he can meet them, raise the price of postage to levels that will result in lower mail volumes by driving away his biggest mailers, and increase USPS costs unnecessarily.
This isn’t reform — this is redefining what success looks like so the Postal Service doesn’t have to fix anything or improve in any area.