USPS Needs Years to Meet the Standards It Just Lowered

Today, the USPS responded to criticism from PostCom and others in a filing available on the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC)’s website. We hadn’t noticed until Save the Post Office (@savethepo on Twitter) tweeted the following:

“In a filing today the USPS says it intends to “transition” to an on-time performance score of 95% “over several years.” When it made the case for reducing service standards to the PRC, USPS gave no hint that it would take years to get to 95%. None at all.”

Yesterday we reported that in January and February, the percentage of First Class Mail delivered “on time” decreased 2.3 percentage points to 86.9 percent – and that’s after it lowered the bar for what was considered “on time” delivery on October 1, 2021 (slowing about 40% of FCM).


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