Working together for better mail service

May 15, 2016

We get regular reports from constituents about mail delays to and from the Northern Marianas Islands, but fixing the problem will require us all to work together.

We are asking everyone who has experienced a delivery delay to provide evidence to the congressional office that we can then give to the U.S. Postal Service to back up the claim that mail is not reaching the Northern Mariana Islands in a timely fashion. Evidence includes the actual envelope that your mail came in, which has bar codes, postmarks, and other invisible tracking labels. Evidence would also include a tracking number for mail that was certified or registered.

Your congressional office has already begun to submit this kind of evidence of mail delay to the Postal Service, but the more examples we provide the clearer it will be that a problem exists.

The tracking information will also allow the Postal Service to identify the exact places in the delivery system where bottlenecks are occurring.

Evidence of mail delay can be sent by e-mail to or dropped off at one of the congressional offices on Rota, Tinian, or Saipan. Be sure to include a privacy consent form, because your evidence has personal information on it.

Thank you for your help.