USPS announces numerous investments for holiday season

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The United States Postal Service has announced numerous investments in personnel, technology and the postal network footprint that have been made in advance of the 2022 holiday season.

Preparations for the 2022 holiday season began in January as part of USPS’s 10-year Delivering for America strategy.

2022 Peak Holiday Season Preparations Include:

  • 100,000 Part Time Employees Converted To Full Time Career Positions Since January 2021 (41,000 Part Time Employees Converted Since January 2022). 
  • Hiring Additional 28,000 Peak Season Employees
  • 60m Packages Processed Each Day as a result of investments in new package processing equipment and operational precision improvements. According to USPS, the Postal Service will be able to expand its processing capacity and process to nearly 60m packages every day this holiday season compared to 53m in 2021.
  • 249 New Package Processing Machines Deployed Across the Nation Since January 2021 (137 Installed this Year).
  • 5m Square Feet Added Across 52 Annexes and Facilities.
  • 222,682 Fleet Vehicles Ready to Deliver the Holidays. 
  • New Technology to Expedite Processing and Delivery. 

As the Postal Service prepares for the holiday peak season, service performance across all mail categories is strong and steady. On average, it takes just 2.4 days for a mailpiece or package to be delivered across the postal network.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.

Source: USPS