Postal Service (USPS) board of governors.
The Illinois senator wrote Friday that “these incoherent and hastily rolled-out policy changes immediately led to widespread delivery delays and system-wide mail and parcel backlogs.”.
Over the Christmas season, however, the Postal Service struggled to handle a surge in package deliveries, leading to long delays.
“These failures are inexcusable in any moment, but especially so in the midst of a pandemic and presidential election year where Americans increasingly needed to utilize mail-in ballots,” Duckworth continued.
The senator argued that there “must be accountability for this failure in leadership” and thus called on Biden to “immediately replace the entire USPS Board of Governors.”.
On Tuesday, Ron Bloom, a former Obama administration official, was elected chairman of the Postal Service board of governors.
Bloom, a Democrat appointed by Trump who has served on the Postal Service board since 2019, said following his election that he would work with fellow governors and DeJoy on a 10-year-plan to revitalize the agency. »