USPS Accelerates Delivery for Retail Ground, Parcel Select Ground Products

June 23, 2022 The Postal Service will upgrade service standards for its Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground products, effective Aug. 1. Within the contiguous United States, service standards will be accelerated from two-to-eight days to two-to-five days for the same affordable price. Items containing hazardous materials or live animals are not eligible for the…

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USPS OIG Report: Changes in the Usage of the Modes of Transportation

Background To meet its customers’ demands and needs, the U.S. Postal Service addressed its financial and operational challenges by developing its Ten-Year Plan — Delivering for America: Our Vision and Ten-Year Plan to Achieve Financial Sustainability and Service Excellence (the Plan). The Plan establishes strategies for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence and outlines the…

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USPS: Strong Performance Continues Across All Mail Categories

95 Percent Marketing Mail Delivered On Time For Fifth Consecutive Week 93 Percent First-Class Mail Delivered On Time For Fourth Consecutive Week 2.4: Average Days to Deliver a Mailpiece Across USPS Network WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics showing strong performance across all mail categories through the first…

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APWU: USPS Connect Local pilot program expands to New York Districts

From: Sam Lisenbe <slisenbe@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2022 Subject: USPS Connect Local Program APWU Family, I am resending this email because the original attachment was too large to be opened by some. The attachment has been changed to a zip drive, so hopefully this rectifies the problem. Attached is a notification letter dated February…

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Average Delivery Time Across Postal Service Network Stable at 2.7 Days

January 27, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics showing the average time to deliver a mailpiece across the postal network remained stable at 2.7 days between the period Jan. 1 and Jan 21. The Postal Service continues to implement mitigation plans due to recent winter storms to…

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First-Class Package Service standards implementation date to be announced after holidays

October 20, 2021 In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the delta variant’s effect on customers, the Postal Service will announce the implementation date for the revised First-Class Package Service standards after the holiday shipping season. The new service standards, announced in June, are designed to improve use of surface transportation, while decreasing reliance on…

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Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Declining Delivery Standards at USPS

Washington D.C. (October 12, 2021)—On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a field hearing in Chicago, Illinois to examine dramatic reductions in the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery performance in the city and nationally. Since Postmaster General…

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APWU Statement on USPS Service Standard Changes

September 30, 2021 The United States Postal Service is implementing changes starting Friday October 1 that will slow down mail delivery for tens of millions of people and affect billions of pieces of mail. That date marks the first day of the new service standards for First Class Mail and Periodicals which USPS management is…

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