10/5/2017 – Senator Defends Rural Montanans, Holds Postmaster Accountable
(U.S. Senate)-Following reports that postal managers intentionally delayed mail in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan in his Washington office to ask her how she was addressing the situation.
“The leadership at the Postal Service needs to understand that going back to the frontier days, Montanans have used the postal service to maintain their business, health, and stay connected-it’s essential to our way of life,” Tester said. “I told the Postmaster that she needs a concrete action plan to ensure that rural Montanans are getting their mail on time. I will ensure she keeps her word.”
Moreover, according to a separate audit by the independent, non-partisan Inspector General, mail delays and late arriving mail are inaccurately recorded due to a lack of training by Postal Service managers.
Tester, a relentless advocate for timely mail delivery, sits on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, which oversees the Postal Service.
Following the release of the Inspector General reports, Tester sent a letter to Postmaster General Brennan calling for the firing of managers and supervisors who were found to have intentionally delayed mail.
You can read Tester’s letter to PMG Megan Brennan below:
Senator Tester to USPS: Terminate Faulty Postal Managers, Address Poor Service and Inaccurate Reporting