March 04, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes Postmaster General to Address Mail Delivery Delays in NH

Calls for Updates on Implementing Recommendations Included in Hassan-Requested Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), is calling for the Postmaster General to quickly address mail delivery delays that she has heard about from Granite Staters.

 

The pandemic has made the Postal Service an even more important part of the fabric of American life than ever before, with millions of Americans relying on the Postal Service for the delivery of medicines, business materials, and the letters and packages that continue to connect us to our friends and loved ones,” wrote Senator Hassan in a letter to the Postmaster General.

 

Senator Hassan’s letter to the Postmaster General calls for an update on progress in implementing recommendations that were issued in an independent report that Senator Hassan requested detailing mail delivery delays in New Hampshire. The report discussed staffing shortages and packages that were improperly scanned, and ways to address these issues.

 

Senator Hassan wrote, “While I am encouraged that because of this report New Hampshire postal facilities are working to increase hiring, I continue to hear from frustrated constituents about delays in mail delivery. The Postal Service must prioritize addressing the issues identified by the Inspector General so that Granite Staters can receive the consistent and quality service that they expect and deserve.”

 

The Senator is asking for answers on what the Postal Service has done so far to increase hiring at postal facilities across New Hampshire, what is being done to retain postal workers, and plans to ensure compliance with package screening procedures.

 

Senator Hassan led negotiations to include $10 billion for the USPS in the COVID-19 relief and government funding package that was signed into law in December to help the agency address pandemic-related mail delays.

 

Read Senator Hassan’s full letter to the Postmaster General here.

 

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