Dejoy began working as postmaster general on 15 June. Over the next two weeks, he brought in four people who had previously worked in his companies, who were his staff, executive administrators and senior executive advisors at USPS. The documents also show that DeJoy’s base salary as postmaster general is $ 303,460.
USPS did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on the rent.
Dejoy has argued that his changes to the USPS are designed to save the organization money in the short and long term. Their initial changes, such as restricting late and extra mail truck trips, have been blamed by many workers and union officials as the major reason for significant delays in the postal system. He also inadvertently cut overtime.
He hired Patrick Fiorentino and Kelly Abney to be senior executive advisors starting on June 27. While both Abney and Fiorentino previously worked at XPO Logistics, the company Dejoy served on the board of directors after acquiring their own company New Breed Logistics in 2014. According to the documents, Abney was hired with a base salary of $ 195,000, while Fiorentino was hired with a base salary of $ 180,000.
“This is the story we’ve seen in the Trump administration: a set of rules for the president and his closest allies, and for everyone else. DeJoy’s cost-cutting initiative that has delayed delivery across the country. ‘ Applies to their own employees, ”American Oversight Executive Director Austin Evers said in a statement.
DeJoy appointed Heather Clarke as her chief of staff with a base salary of $ 184,900. Clarke began work at USPS on 20 June. He worked for Dejoy’s real estate investment and consulting firm, LDJ Global Strategies LLC since December 2015, as well as Dejoy-Voss Family Foundation Inc. since 2009, according to the resume.
DeJoy hired Emily Saunders as executive administrator starting June 20. According to the documents, Saunders previously worked as an Administrative Assistant at LDJ Global Strategies since July 2016.
CNN’s Paul Murphy and Kristen Holmes contributed to this report.