NEWS


USPS Holiday Hours

Schedule for Post Offices announced
 
USPS has announced its holiday schedule for Post Offices:

• Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Post Offices nationwide will be open Saturday, Dec. 24, but many will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon.

Post Offices will be open regular hours Saturday, Dec. 31. Mail delivery will be unaffected.

Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office. USPS is encouraging commercial customers to check with their business mail entry units for specific information about holiday hours.
Blue collection boxes that have final collection times before noon won’t be affected.
However, boxes with final collection times scheduled after 12 p.m. may be picked up early. Mail should be deposited into these boxes by 12 p.m. for early pickup Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
• Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Because both days fall on Sunday this year, Post Offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2, the observed federal holidays.

Only Priority Mail Express will be delivered on the actual holidays, as well as the observed holidays.

All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.

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PMG Megan Brennan delivers update on USPS strategies

USPS plays a significant role in the democratic process by delivering election and political mail, PMG Megan J. Brennan says in her latest “Business Focus” video.

“The trust placed in us by every American depends on employees upholding the sanctity of ballots and every piece of political mail we’re asked to deliver,” she says.

As Election Day approaches, the PMG reminds employees that “timely processing and delivery is critical.”

She also discusses the organization’s four core business strategies, which focus on:

  • Delivering world-class customer experiences

  • Engaging, equipping and empowering employees

  • Innovating

  • Investing in the future

Other topics addressed during the video include mailing and shipping price increases and recent stamp releases.

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Postal Service Announces 2017 Shipping Prices

Pricing Unchanged for Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International and Priority Mail Express International Service.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for Shipping Services products to take effect next year, following the end of the holiday mailing season. The filing does not include any price increase for First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail Express International and Priority Mail International.

The Postal Service continues to provide excellent value and reliability for the shipping industry, along with convenient choices for consumers. The average Shipping Services price change is 3.9 percent, which results in an average shipping price of less than $5 per shipment across all shipping products.

The new prices, if approved, represent a modest price increase in Priority Mail by 3.9 percent and an average of 3.3 percent in Priority Mail Retail prices.

The Priority Mail Flat Rate Box and Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope prices for these products are:

 

Current

New

Small flat-rate box

$6.80

$7.15

Medium flat-rate box

13.45

13.60

Large flat-rate box

18.75

18.85

Large APO/FPO flat-rate box

16.75

17.35

Regular flat-rate envelope

6.45

6.65

Legal flat-rate envelope

6.45

6.95

Padded flat-rate envelope

6.80

7.20

The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to take effect Jan. 22, 2017. The complete Postal Service price filing with the new prices for all Shipping Services products can be found on the PRC site under the Daily Listings section: http://www.prc.gov/dockets/daily