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USPS ends peak holiday surcharge as it cuts year-end demand for temporary hires

September 19, 2023

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The Postal Service is looking to cut costs by building up its career workforce and hiring far fewer temporary, seasonal employees to prepare for the year-end holiday season.

USPS is now passing those savings onto its customers, in the hopes that lower prices will help the agency capture a bigger share of a competitive package business.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told reporters Tuesday that USPS will forgo a holiday surcharge that the agency added during its peak season in recent years.

DeJoy said USPS isn’t adding the surcharge this year, because “we’ve made a lot of operational improvements that eliminated some of the extra activities that we had when I first got here.”

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