Rappahannock Record: Virginia’s congressional delegation continues quest for reliable mail service


Congressman Rob Wittman on March 13 joined Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Jennifer McClellan, Rep. Bobby Scott, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, Rep. Bob Good and Rep. Jen Kiggans in sending a letter to the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Inspector General (IG), sharing stories of disruptions and delays across Virginia, including the Northern Neck.

The USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) is auditing the Richmond Regional Processing and Distribution Center (RPDC) in Sandston because the center is one of the first processing centers in the country that was opened to centralize outgoing mail and package processing. The USPS OIG is expected to release their report and recommendations soon that will assess the efficacy and operational impacts of the changes.

“Since last summer, we have seen a significant uptick in mail disruptions and delays within the Richmond RPDC’s covered area,” write the lawmakers. “These developments are especially concerning as the Richmond RPDC was one of the first implemented consolidation projects as a part of USPS’s Delivering for America initiative. 

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