Nov. 10, 2022
WASHINGTON — With the holiday mailing and shipping season nearing, USPS reported new delivery performance metrics for the fifth week of the FY2023 first quarter. The average time to deliver a mailpiece or package across the postal network was steady at just 2.5 days.
FY2023 first quarter service performance scores covering Oct. 1 through Nov. 4 included:
One of the goals of Delivering for America, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence, is to meet or exceed 95 percent on-time service performance for all mail and shipping products once all elements of the plan are implemented. Service performance is defined by the Postal Service as the time it takes to deliver a mailpiece or package from its acceptance into our system through its delivery, as measured against published service standards.
The United States Postal Service also reported it has installed 131 of 137 new package sorting machines ahead of the holiday mailing and shipping season. The final new package sorting machines were recently installed in Aurora (IL), Albany (NY), Flagstaff (AZ), Freehold (NJ) and Hyattsville (MD).
This brings the organization’s total to 249 new processing machines since the launch of the Delivering for America plan in March 2021 and are part of a $40 billion investment in the postal network. The new equipment combined with increased operational precision will expand USPS’s daily package processing capacity to 60 million.
The Postal Service’s preparedness for the holiday shipping and mailing season reflects strategic investments and operational precision improvements made as part of the Delivering for America plan. Additional holiday hiring initiatives include:
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.