“It is part of our 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence. The Postal Service and the Board of Governors are committed to a prudent approach to reasonable pricing that helps us remain competitive. and provide reliable postal service The most affordable price in the world.”
The price hike, which will take effect on August 29, if approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission. as a result of the delayed mail volume. According to the agency’s press release
“First-class email prices will increase by 6.8 percent to offset lower revenue due to lower first-class mail volumes,” the report states. Ongoing during the same period The volume of first-class mail dropped 32 percent, and the volume of one-piece first-class mail — including postage stamps — dropped 47 percent.”
DeJoy faces backlash from his transition into the agency. Democrats have linked him to anti-Trump email voting rhetoric. and accused him of trying to sabotage the postal service ahead of the 2020 elections.
Postal service workers and unions have been preparing for the release of the plan after changes DeJoy made to the agency last summer delayed mail delivery. This makes the postal service more competitive and modern. This includes new energy-friendly transport vehicles.
This includes investing in “Advanced packaging processing equipment” Post office and uniform upgrades New technologies such as mobile devices for mail carriers and training new employees It also called for a reduction in expected delivery times, noting that the system was unable to meet. “In the past eight years”
CNN’s Kristen Holmes, Manu Raju, Liz Stark, Devan Cole and Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.