Nov. 25, 2022
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the seventh week of the FY2023 first quarter as the agency enters the busiest shipping season of the year. During the reporting period, the average time to deliver a mailpiece or package across the postal network was 2.5 days for the fourth consecutive week.
FY2023 first quarter service performance scores covering Oct. 1 through Nov. 18 included:
The Postal Service is in a strong position heading into the holiday mailing and shipping rush. The organization recently completed the installation of 137 new package sorting machines across its network which will expand daily package processing capacity to 60 million. 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 Postal Service’s preparedness for the holiday season reflects strategic investments and operational precision improvements made as part of the Delivering for America plan. Additional holiday hiring initiatives include:
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 Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.