As service across the network holds steady through the busy fall mailing season, USPS announced efforts underway to prepare for the holiday shipping and mailing season. This preparedness reflects strategic investments and operational precision improvements made as part of the Delivering for America plan. Initiatives include:
Stabilizing the USPS permanent workforce by converting 100,000 workers to full time since the beginning of 2021; with more than 41,000 part time workers converted to full time since January 2022.
Actively hiring an additional 28,000 seasonal employees ahead of the holiday season.
Installing 137 new package sorting machines across the nation this year. This brings the organization’s total to 249 new processing machines since the launch of the Delivering for America plan. The new equipment combined with increased operational precision will expand daily package processing capacity to 60 million.
Since January, USPS has installed 110 of 137 new package sorting machines ahead of the holiday season. New package sorting machines have recently been installed in Washington (DC), Lawrence (KS), Plano (TX), Salisbury (MO), Berkeley (CA), and Lawrence (MA).
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.