Does your current mail delivery time meet your needs?

City-Carriers-Returning_sliderProject Title: City Carriers Returning After 6:00 p.m. – Los Angeles District
Start Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Estimated Report Release Date: August 2016

The OIG is initiating an audit to evaluate city carriers returning after 6:00 p.m. in the Los Angeles District.

The U.S. Postal Service’s goal is for 95 percent of city letter carriers to return from street operations before 6:00 p.m. The city carrier’s timely return from street operations helps the Postal Service to meet its 24-hour clock operational goal to have 80 percent of the mail cancelled by 8:00 p.m. Therefore, all city carriers must return to the office by 6:00 p.m.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, Los Angeles District city carriers delivered about 2.2 billion mail pieces to over 2 million delivery points on 3,102 routes. The Los Angeles District ranked third among the top ten districts nationwide in instances of carriers returning after 6:00 p.m.

  • Is your mail regularly delivered in the evening?
  • How are you impacted by mail that arrives at the end of the day?
  • What is the latest time you think your mail should arrive?

Source: USPS Office of Inspector General


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