Planning documents regarding decommission mail-sorting machines

Simon Willison filed this request with the United States Postal Service of the United States of America.
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From: Simon Willison

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- The grievance filed by the American Postal Workers Union referenced in the Washington Post article "Here’s why the Postal Service wanted to remove hundreds of mail-sorting machines" by Jacob Bogage and Christopher Ingraham on August 20th 2020 -
- Any internal report from the past five years concerning the the planned decommissioning of sorting machines
- Any other documents including but not limited to emails and letters concerning the planned decommissioning of sorting machines

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Simon Willison

From: United States Postal Service

Good morning,

Our office received your attached inquiry via fax. Could you please provide the tracking number for the request you are referring to? Our office will provide an update once you provide this number.

Thank you,

Privacy and Records Management Office
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) / Privacy Act (PA)

From: United States Postal Service

Goodmorning, Pleasesee the attached acknowledgement correspondence pertaining to your FOIARequest, no. 2022-FPRO-01144.  Should you have any questions, you mayreach us by email at or via FOIA Hotline by calling 202-268-2608 andleaving a message. Your call will be returned at our earliest convenience. Thankyou, Privacyand Records Management Office Freedomof Information Act (FOIA) Dueto the precautions taken as a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, work inour office has come to a halt and we are conducting work from home.  Thisalso means that we are no longer able to mail correspondence regardingyour FOIA/PA request at this time.  All correspondence from our office isbeing done by way of email communication.

From: United States Postal Service

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