USPS: Operations Policy for the Christmas Holiday and the New Year’s Day Holiday

Operations Policy for the Christmas Holiday, Sunday, December 25, 2022 and the New Year’s Day Holiday, Sunday, January 1, 2023
December 7, 2022
This memorandum provides general operating policy and holiday planning guidance for the upcoming 2022 Christmas holiday and 2023 New Year’s Day holiday. Modified Collection Operations described below for these holidays are displayed in Sections 125.22 and 313.24 of the Postal Operations Manual (POM).

Continuing through the end of PEAK, we are conducting 6:00 am to 9:00 am Morning Package Plays in all identified delivery units. Package Plays assist delivery offices in maintaining on-time service and eliminate potential delayed and curtailed mail volumes. These plays are designed to adjust for volume and staffing when volume projections exceed daily capacity

The detailed USPS holiday instructions include this:

Saturday, December 24, 2022 – Christmas Eve Day

Employee Leave: Administrative Leave will not be approved; employees wanting to leave early on Christmas Eve Day must request a Change of Schedule or use Annual Leave; if a clerk does not take Annual Leave or do a Change of Schedule, they will be assigned to F4 Distribution, etc.

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