Postmaster General Louis DeJoy released his strategic vision for the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, an austerity plan designed to save the agency $160 billion over the next decade and position the agency more squarely in the package business.
The blueprint would cut post office hours, lengthen delivery timetables and raise prices, among other measures, and is being pushed forward even as congressional Democrats have clamored for the removal of DeJoy and the agency’s governing board amid step declines in delivery performance. It also comes as President Biden’s three board nominees await their confirmation votes. If they win Senate approval, Democrats and Biden appointees would have the votes to remove DeJoy, if desired.