Hoeven Urges USPS District Manager to Ensure Timely Mail Service, Promptly Address Mailbox Repairs & Accessibility in Minot

Senator Highlights Thursday, November 30 USPS Job Fairs in North Dakota to Help Address Understaffing

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today spoke with Angela Bye, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) District Manager for North Dakota and Minnesota, to discuss the status of postal operations in the state. Among other priorities, the senator:

  • Stressed the importance of ensuring timely mail delivery service, including in the lead up to the holiday season and in preparation for winter weather.
  • Urged USPS to promptly work through the backlog of repairs for cluster box unit (CBU) mailboxes, including in Minot.
    • Hoeven also addressed the need to make the Minot post office more accessible, particularly during the winter.
  • Discussed upcoming job fairs in North Dakota to help resolve understaffing.
    • Job fairs are being held on Thursday, November 30 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at USPS facilities in the following communities: Williston, Mandan, Dickinson, Bismarck, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Fargo and Fargo-Prairiewood.

“We need to do all we can to ensure that North Dakotans are receiving their mail on time, as my office continues to hear from local residents about delays and other service issues,” said Hoeven. “Importantly, we discussed with USPS District Manager Bye the need to repair CBU mailboxes in Minot and other communities, so residents aren’t forced to wait in line at the post office just to collect their mail. At the same time, USPS is holding job fairs across North Dakota this week, and we want to make sure North Dakotans are aware of these job opportunities as these roles are important to providing for this essential service in our state.”