Postmaster General Will Not Return Mail Processing Machines Already Removed: They Are ‘Not Needed’

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed he has no intention to return mail processing and sorting machines that have already been removed from United States Postal Service locations.

During the Senate hearing with the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday, DeJoy was asked about the machines that had been removed from Postal Service locations across the United States.

With the anticipation of increased mail volume due to the upcoming election, Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) asked DeJoy if he planned to return the decommissioned machines to postal locations ahead of the election. DeJoy confirmed he did not intend to.

“There’s no intention to do that. They’re not needed, DeJoy said.

When asked again for the reason machines would not be returned, DeJoy reiterated they are “not needed.”

DeJoy attributed the decision to a rapid decline in mail volume. According to DeJoy, the machines were removed to create space in an effort to increase productivity for package processing.

According to The Washington Times, more than 671 high-volume sorting machines and 700 mail collection boxes have been removed from various cities and states across the United States.

DeJoy claims he is personally unaware of which boxes are being removed. He noted that more than 35,000 collection boxes have been removed over the last 10 years, and insisted the removal decision is based on a data-driven process that was in place before his appointment.

”The mail volume, you know, is dropping very rapidly and especially during the COVID crisis,” DeJoy said, adding, “And package volume is growing, and when I spoke with the team — when this too became —got a lot of airplay, we really are moving these machines out to make room to process packages.”

“We still have hundreds of these machines everywhere and still not any kind of drain on the capacity,” DeJoy said.


  1. Pauline don’t try to get an intelligent response from GC as he is generally confused, has TDS, and is pretty much an idiot.

  2. “It’s a huge coincidence that the machines were taken from swing states….yep!” Jayjay

    The same with the strange pattern of where the majority of closed polling stations are, too.

  3. “How do you know that the machines were efficient?” Pauline

    Pauline. Don’t hurt yourself getting all curious or whatever that is. A machine that replaces 30 paid inside workers is considered “efficient”. So long as the Post Master General doesn’t REMOVE 671 of them right before an important election, that is.

    “What states were they removed from?” Pauline

    I will let you search for that one. I am sure that it won’t take someone with YOUR intellect that long to be able to find the summary of numbers per state. They are out there just waiting for you to find them.

  4. How do you know that the machines were efficient? What is your position in the Post Office?

  5. G.C. Scott: And you are very knowledgeable in the processes of those post offices that the machines were removed from? You know more about that then the Postmaster General?

    Just another way to attack President Trump when you know diddly squat.

  6. DeJoy will NOT reverse any previous action, such as the removal of efficient sorting machines! He has done the job that he was picked to do.

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