DeJoy has allies on the board of governors—together with 4 Trump Republicans and Ron Bloom, a Trump-appointed Democrat—which is why he is nonetheless there although he tried to destroy the establishment. However he is now gained a strong opponent: the Postal Regulatory Fee (PRC). That is an impartial company that is liable for oversight of USPS, together with oversight of charges and providers, and making certain the Postal Service meets all of its authorized necessities.
Its legal requirement, by the best way, is to “present immediate, dependable, and environment friendly providers to patrons in all areas and … render postal providers to all communities.” It shall additionally “present a most diploma of efficient and common postal providers to rural areas, communities, and small cities the place put up workplaces aren’t self-sustaining.”
It mentioned that the change in service requirements, which DeJoy has argued will make the USPS less expensive, is not going to lead to “a lot enchancment, if any, to the Postal Service’s present monetary situation.” It additionally mentioned that DeJoy’s USPS “has not demonstrated proof” exhibiting that the plan is not going to damage buyer satisfaction, and mentioned the company has not addressed “the issues or points raised by its clients and stakeholders.”
“The Fee finds that the [Postal Service] depends upon assumptions that will not be effectively based and it might be unable to realize profitable implementation the place reliability and effectivity are required,” the PRC mentioned in its advisory opinion. Sadly, this opinion in and of itself will not cease DeJoy from shifting ahead with the plan—that is going to have to come back from the board. Which goes to make subsequent week’s assembly fairly attention-grabbing.
The agenda for the board of governors assembly features a “quarterly service efficiency report,” by the best way, and in addition the board says that “members of the general public might touch upon any merchandise or topic listed on the agenda for the open session above.” In order that ought to be lit.