On May 4, 2020, the OIG was informed that First-Class Mail, including but not limited to political mail and mail-in ballots, was misdelivered and left near cluster boxes at numerous apartment buildings in Paterson, NJ, on May 1, 2020. The investigation revealed through video surveillance, interviews and USPS database searches that on May 1, 2020, mail was improperly delivered to numerous apartment buildings.

On May 19, 2020,  a Notice of Removal (NOR) was issued. pursuant to the OIG investigation with the charge of Incomplete Disposition of Mail. No further investigative findings anticipated. This case is closed.

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Comments (7)

  • anon

    Please return or replace the mail sorting machines back to prior capability. Does Mr. DeJoy want to have a negative legacy? Please deploy staff who know the process and have years of experience. The President will look good and can take credit. We don’t care. We like the old post office. So please, Mr. DeJoy, be the man who put joy back into the holidays by restoring the mail sorters. Thank you.

    Sep 21, 2020
  • anon

    report local post office problem internal

    Sep 10, 2020
  • anon

    Please complete a thorough investigation of MR DeJOY's recent changes to the USPS, including but not limited to 1) Cutting overtime hours for postal delivery resulting in mail not being delivered in a timely manner; 2) Removing scanning machines which further slows processing and therefore delivery of mail; 3) Removing actual postal boxes from communities which further slows or impairs receipt and thus delivery of mail; and 4) increase in cost of mail for election ballots, right before the ballots are due to be sent and returned, leading to processing mayhem right before a General Election; 5) Mr. DeJoy's financial conflicts of interest leading him to profit by underfunding and slowing mail delivery; and 6) making all these changes at the direction and approval of Donald Trump, a political influence which is illegal as well as unethical. Thank you.

    Aug 18, 2020
  • anon

    Trump and his political appointee Mr. DeJoy are the biggest threat to our precious national U. S. Postal Service. Do what is right for ALL Americans and REMOVE DeJoy.

    Sep 16, 2020
  • anon

    Could not agree more! Your message was just a few days ago and still no reply from the individual that is in charge of this site? Come on now!

    Aug 22, 2020
  • anon

    I am adding my voice to this issue as well, for what little good it will do. In the past few months I have had a number of completely "unusual" issues. Mail from out-of-country that completely dropped of the radar (tracking included) for 2 months, retail package that was delivered to local Post Office and then unexpectedly sent back to a further away distribution center, etc.. Both my Mother and Grandfather worked years for the Postal Service and had great respect for the service. It has operated reliably and efficiently for all 40 years of my life right up to the time Mr. Dejoy took over. It is truly deplorable that one man could cause all this damage. What a disgrace!

    Aug 25, 2020
  • anon

    I too want to add my voice to this issue. As a tax paying American citizen, I am disgusted by the political sabotage that Trump delivered to the USPS. To allow president Trump to appoint a campaign donor to such as important institution that will play a direct role in this years election who has absolutely no experience in the postal service is negligent and betrays the independent stance that the USPS has proudly taken for generations.

    Sep 25, 2020