Baltimore, Maryland 2021-07-19 09:36:58 –
Baltimore — Baltimore residents met with local USPS leaders to discuss postal delivery delays that have plagued the region for over a year.
The conference was hosted by Baltimore City Council member Odette Ramos. Odette Ramos criticized post office staff for canceling a meeting scheduled last month.
Email service complaints continue to flood her office with residents reporting lost or delayed emails, including medications, invoices, and salaries.
“This week and the week before we received the email from January and April,” said Jo-Ann Orlinsky.
Baltimore post office officials apologized for the issue condemning the staffing challenges associated with pandemics and heavy loads.
Le Gretta Goodwin, a member of the USPS, said:
According to the Post Office Inspector General, the Baltimore district delivered 61.7 percent of its mail at the worst ranked times in the country.
At a U.S. Senate hearing led by Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen on Tuesday, USPS inspector Tammy Whitcom told him and others about the reforms made by Postmaster Louis DeJoy. He said he contributed to some.
However, USPS officials in Baltimore said email service improvements are beginning to be seen in the region. Officials also say changes have been made, including bringing in more postman to help catch up with the backlog.
“My goal is to ensure 100% delivery every day, and I’m working hard every day to get there,” said Ed Williamson, Postmaster of Baltimore.
Williamson said he had set a goal of returning service to normal by the last week of July, but admitted that it would be difficult to determine the exact time frame.
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