U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing his concerns with the continued service interruptions across Montana and requested the USPS prioritize addressing workforce shortages across the state.
“I write to you about lapses in service due to staffing shortages in the Bozeman area, Carbon County, and also statewide. In recent weeks I have received dozens of calls from constituents throughout the state voicing concerns over consecutive days of missing mail, including some weeks long delays, and not receiving packages,” Daines wrote.
“Across the board, Montana businesses are struggling to grow and retain their workforce. I appreciate efforts thus far to bring staff into Montana on an interim basis; but I request you provide my office with a synopsis of what measures are currently in effect. More broadly, I urge you to work with the Board of Governors and the broader Postal workforce to develop innovative long-term solutions to this problem both in the Bozeman area as well as other similarly impacted rural areas in Montana,” Daines continued.
To read the full letter, click HERE.
Daines has been in frequent communication with Postmaster DeJoy and is working to ensure Montanans have continued service no matter what part of the state they are in. Read more about Daines’ USPS work HERE.