USPS At Risk of Falling Short on Space and Staffing to Support Holiday Season, IG Warns
The U.S. Postal Service is at risk of failing to meet its goals to boost its space and employees for processing peak mail and package volumes during the upcoming holiday season, according to a new report, though it has taken some steps to mitigate last year’s failures.
USPS has already increased its full-time workforce by 8% since the 2020 holiday season, adding 33,000 workers. It has also increased its facility floor space by 48% and its package processing capacity by 16%. Still, supervisors recently told the agency’s inspector general they were concerned about an insufficient number of employees for trucking and management is falling short of its goals for leasing temporary spaces to process shipping surges.