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DeJoy hired four people who worked for his private businesses to work at USPS

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 24: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing titled ???Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots,??? in Rayburn House Office Building on Monday, August 24, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool)

United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired four people who previously worked for his private businesses to work with him at USPS in June, according to documents obtained by American Oversight through FOIA request and viewed by CNN.

(CNN)United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired four people who previously worked for his private businesses to work with him at USPS in June, according to documents obtained by American Oversight through FOIA request and viewed by CNN.

DeJoy began working as postmaster general on June 15.

In the following two weeks, he brought on four people who had previously worked at his companies to be his chief of staff, executive administrator and senior executive advisers at USPS.

The documents also show that DeJoy's base salary as postmaster general is $303,460.

Since taking over as postmaster general, DeJoy has come under intense scrutiny from Democrats for changes he made to USPS that have caused widespread mailing delays.

DeJoy's relationship with President Donald Trump as a megadonor, coupled with the President's continued false claims on mail-in voting, fueled allegations that the Trump administration was using USPS to influence the election, a charge DeJoy denies.

In the first two weeks as the new head of USPS, DeJoy brought in some expensive new hires.

Abney and Fiorentino both previously worked at XPO Logistics, the company DeJoy served on the Board of Directors for after it acquired his own company, New Breed Logistics, in 2014.

DeJoy's cost-cutting initiatives that have caused delivery delays across the country don't seem to apply to his own staff," American Oversight Executive Director Austin Evers said in a statement.

DeJoy also hired Heather Clarke to be his chief of staff with a base salary of $184,900.

Clarke started working at USPS on June 20.

She previously worked for DeJoy's real estate investment and consulting firm, LDJ Global Strategies LLC, since December 2015, as well as the DeJoy-Wos Family Foundation Inc. since 2009, according to her resume.

DeJoy hired Emily Saunders as an executive administrator starting June 20.

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