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Thu Aug 20, 2020, 04:59 PM

20. Reconnecting mail sorting machines is a no-no, as are loose lips

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USPS Headquarters Tells Managers Not to Reconnect Mail Sorting Machines, Emails Show
"We are not to reconnect any machines that have previously been disconnected."
By Aaron Gordon
August 20, 2020, 11:36am

Shortly after USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued a public statement saying he wanted to "avoid even the appearance" that any of his policies would slow down election mail, USPS instructed all maintenance managers around the country not to reconnect or reinstall any mail sorting machines they had already disconnected, according to emails obtained by Motherboard.

"Please message out to your respective Maintenance Managers tonight. They are not to reconnect / reinstall machines that have previously been disconnected without approval from HQ Maintenance, no matter what direction they are getting from their plant manager," wrote Kevin Couch, Director of Maintenance Operations. "Please have them flow that request through you then on to me for a direction." A subsequent email sent to individual maintenance managers across various regions forwarded that request along with a single sentence: "We are not to reconnect any machines that have previously been disconnected."


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xg8k4d/usps-emails-tell-managers-not-to-reinstall-mail-sorting-machines-postmaster-general-dejoy?f




https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7qypz/usps-warns-employees-not-to-speak-to-press
USPS employees got an email today telling them not to talk to the press under any circumstances

The Postal Service continuously strives to project a positive image, protect its brand, and present a unified message to the customers and communities it serves," the memo begins. "It is imperative that one person speaks on behalf of the Postal Service to deliver an appropriate, accurate and consistent message to the media."

"Avoid the temptation to 'answer a few questions,'" the memo advises. "Keep in mind that, while most media representatives will identify themselves up front, sometimes they do not. If you are dealing with a customer, especially one who asks a series of questions, it is perfectly appropriate to ask, 'Are you a member of the media?' Asking this specific question will help ensure your interaction is not used as the basis for any kind of 'official' Postal Service statement or position.



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