Tester Sounds Off on USPS
Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is calling for some federal employee’s jobs following an investigation which showed that American postal workers intentionally slowed delivery of millions of mail items. KTVQ.com reports that Tester wrote the U.S. Postmaster General on Monday after the Office of the Inspector General revealed there were more than 2 billion mailed items delayed nationwide over the course of a year’s time. Investigators also discovered postal workers were deliberately manipulating mail delivery time records and inaccurately reporting delayed mail.
Several postal workers, including some who are employed in Montana, reported mail being intentionally delayed so workers on another shift would have something to do. Mail reporting delays cost the U.S. Postal Service over $85 million in revenue. First class mail volume has reportedly fallen more than 4 percent in the first quarter of 2017.