“We will deliver the nation’s election mail on time and within our well-established service standards,” DeJoy said, vowing at least a temporary halt to what he called “operational initiatives” that triggered the most alarm. 

“It’s good he’s tapping the brakes,” said David Grosskopf, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers in Western New York branch three, representing about 1,400 members.

Still, Grosskopf said the Postal Service in the past few months disconnected five letter barcoding machines from its distribution center on William Street, machines that sort letters sent on to individual stations.

Those decisions, he said, only elevate the pressure on clerks and carriers to keep up – sometimes unsuccessfully – with pandemic deliveries that include such household necessities as checks and prescriptions.

Grosskopf said his focus is the longterm well-being of carriers and other employees, part of what he describes as an increasingly besieged operating chain that brings

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An interview with Jonathan Henkels, financial adviser and financial planning analyst at Phase 3 Advisory Services, Ltd. in Buffalo Grove.

Q: Describe your business. What do you do?



A: I am one of the most fortunate people in the world because I get to spend my day helping people in an extremely practical and important way; I have the privilege of helping them get the most out of their money and gain financial peace of mind, especially now, in this current environment of uncertainty. Money worries and troubles are one of the most common stressors in life and it’s our job to help take the pressure off people, guide them planning with their hard-earned money and investments. Providing my client’s with a big-picture game plan to reach their long term goals is my passion. Every day we help our clients take the necessary steps to satisfy their needs, which is

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