The Postal Regulatory Commission is currently reviewing the Postal Service’s request to make its pilot USPS Connect Local Mail (CLM) a permanent product. CLM offers same or next-day delivery for documents sent at a post office with a delivery unit (carrier operation) to the addresses served by that DU.
Today the PRC asked how the CLM product would be impacted by the Sort & Delivery Center plan, which will be implemented in 2023.
The S&DC plan will relocate delivery unit operations to large, centralized facilities that are in many cases 10 or 15 miles from the post office, making it more difficult for some mailers to use LCM. LCM also allows mailers to hand off mail directly to the carrier, which could be complicated by the S&DC plan.