The government is finally looking into what the USPS needs to function properly.
Evidently, the USPS says delivery times improved between July and Sept. but still remained short of its intended goal.
A meeting was held Friday for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Operations in Chicago to discuss solutions.
Lawmakers said with peak season arriving soon, it’s likely that delivery times will only get worse.
Issues raised included the instability people are facing who rely heavily on USPS for their prescription meds and checks.
The U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s Office blamed staffing shortages, an uptick in packages, and mailing going to the wrong facilities or not being fully sorted by the time it arrives to the post office as reasons for the slow and lost mail lately.
A new goal of reaching 95% on-time deliveries has been set to be met within 10 years.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Union representative Mack Julian said the USPS is nowhere near ready for the holiday season and that should have been dealt with over the summer.
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