USPS say they are ready for the 2022 festive season

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USPS are letting Americans know that they are ready to deliver for the 2022 festive season after announcing critical investments in personnel, technology and the postal network footprint as part of their Delivering for America, 10-year strategic plan.

Successfully delivering for the holidays is a cornerstone of our Delivering for America 10-year plan, Thanks to the 655,000 women and men of the Postal Service, recent investments and operational precision improvements, we are ready to be the most used delivery provider this holiday season.

– Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General, USPS

2022 festive season Preparations:

  • To prepare USPS have converted 100,000 part time employee’s to full time positions, USPS is also actively hiring 28,000 seasonal employees. Across the nation, the Postal Service is hiring an additional 1,000 truck drivers.
  • Thanks to investments in new package processing equipment and operational precision improvements, the Postal Service will be able to expand its processing capacity and process nearly 60 million packages every day this holiday season compared to 53 million in 2021.
  • 249 New Package Processing Machines have been deployed Across the Nation Since January 2021.
  • In 2021, the Postal Service signed multi-year leases on 52 peak season annexes and processing facilities which added 8.5 million square feet to the Postal Service footprint. 
  • The Postal Service’s 222,682 fleet vehicles are ready to deliver the holidays. To handle holiday package volume, 1,900 additional trailers have been leased for the peak season. 
  • In the last 12 months, more than 6,000 computer tablets have been deployed on our workroom floors to better equip processing and delivery supervisors with tracking and moving mail and packages expeditiously.

As the Postal Service prepares for the festive peak season, service performance across all mail categories is strong and steady. On average, it takes just 2.4 days for a mailpiece or package to be delivered across the postal network.

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