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Federal judge rules USPS must implement overtime policy

This week, a federal judge reconfirmed that the U.S. Postal Service must authorize overtime in order to meet mail service demands for the upcoming election, Government Executive reports.

According to the report, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Victor Marrero wrote in a Sept. 29  Jones v. USPS order that the Postal Service “shall authorize, and instruct, overtime to be used for the time period beginning Oct. 26, 2020 and continuing through Nov. 6, 2020 to ensure the timely delivery of election mail.”

This is the fifth preliminary decision that USPS has now lost in efforts to pushback on policies instituted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that aim to address mail delays that risked disenfranchising mail-in voters during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the article notes, adding that USPS has fought the mandate to universally approve all overtime because it contends that it would lead to “financial disaster and administrative difficulties.”

Reader comments

Mon, Oct 5, 2020

A great idea. Pay the folks overtime because the work load demands this. Secondly reduce the number of minion managers and cut out all bonuses that go to these idiots rather than the rank and file employees who are actually performing stellar jobs and service to the American public.

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