US Postal Service returns to normal service after winter disruption

After the winter storms in February and an exceptional winter peak delivery season, the US Postal Service has announced it has stabilised and improved its performance levels nationwide.

In the week from 6/3/21 to 12/3/21, First Class Mail got back to pre-holiday performance levels at 83.69% of the national performance standard. Marketing materials reached 90.84% and periodicals achieved 77.64%.

“This recovery in our mail delivery efforts speaks to the dedication of our postal employees as they overcame crippling winter storms and the impact of Covid-19,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “While we have much more room for improvement, I am proud of the courage and determination our USPS team have shown as they’ve delivered for the American people and worked toward achieving a consistent level of service excellence.”

Due to the winter storms between February 13-17, there was a major airmail backlog that has now been cleared and the US Postal Service is confident that normal service can resume.