Sunday, January 29, 2006

USPS 'late deliveries' being probed in CA and NM

According to the Los Angeles Times, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) wants the nation's postmaster general to provide extensive data about staffing levels, plant closures and delivery schedules due to continuing complaints by residents about mail being delivered late at night or not at all.

"The veteran legislator said that he wants to delve more deeply into delivery problems to prepare for a hearing about the U.S. Postal Service, to be held Feb. 16 by the House Committee on Government Reform, Congress' primary oversight pane ," reports the Times.

Larry Dozier, a Postal Service spokesman for the Los Angeles district, is quoted as saying the complaints are the result of staffing levels and the growth in the number of addresses that carriers must serve.

The Times reports similar problems have surfaced in San Diego and Fresno as well as New Mexico and went on to say, "The postmaster general acknowledged substandard delivery in New Mexico and vowed to address problems in management and operations and to hire more people, if necessary. "

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM