US Postal Service has implemented "difficult" cost-cutting measures that may slow mail delivery, The Washington Post first reported.
The changes, established by the USPS's new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, were disseminated Monday in memos that were viewed by The Post, verified by the American Postal Workers Union, and corroborated to The Post by three people with knowledge of the documents who spoke under the condition of anonymity. Business Insider also obtained and reviewed the memos.
In the documents, DeJoy instructed workers to stop logging overtime and to leave mail at distribution centers if it would delay their route.
"If the plants run late, they will keep the mail for the next day," reads one of the documents. "If you get mail late and your carriers are gone and you cannot get the mail out without OT, it will remain for the next day."