USPS boasts a 91.4% on-time score for First Class Mail, but that's less than the pre-pandemic, pre-DeJoy average (92%) and less than the 95% target USPS said it would achieve under the new service standards — and this is with 40% of FC mail taking one or two more days.

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As the busiest mailing and shipping season begins, the U.S. Postal Service reported new service delivery performance metrics showing strong service performance.

The PRC has rejected a proposal by UPS to change how the USPS determines peak-season costs. UPS wanted more costs allocated to packages, which would lead to a price increase on shipping services. Amazon, the Parcel Shippers Assoc. and USPS were opposed.

#OTD #OTDPostal Nov. 29, 1832, Novelist and feminist Louisa May Alcott is born. She's honored on a stamp in 1940, as is Little Women (in 1993), in which the March girls create a "Post Office" — "a capital little institution" that "flourished wonderfully."

The perfect gift for postal people this holiday season: The Postlandia 2022 Calendar of Post Offices and Places, celebrating a dozen photogenic and historic post offices from around the U.S., by post office photographer extraordinaire Evan Kalish.

#OTD #OTDPostal Nov. 28, 1970, The first group of Postmasters, 51 men and 32 women, is appointed based on merit alone after the Postal Reorganization Act ends political considerations in appointments.

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