The US Postal Service (USPS) is planning a service overhaul to stem its losses.
The overhaul includes replacing one-to-three-day first-class mail with one-to-five day, consolidating mail processing and postal locations, cutting hours at some retail locations, moving more first-class mail by trucks instead of airplanes, going all-electric for last-mile delivery, and increasing postal rates.
A previous OM in the News post explained additional changes being made, as part of its overall efforts to redesign services, to cut costs and revamp USPS operations.
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This post is based on the Reuters article, U.S. Postal Service proposes revamp; plan would slow some mail, by David Shepardson, March 23, 2021, and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: Scott A. Frangos
1. What are the issues that USPS is able to address by revamping its services?
Guidance: To address delivery delay, USPS is standardizing the first-class mail delivery requirements from one-to-three days, to one-to-five days. To reduce costs of operations, more first-class mail will be moved by truck, mail processing and postal locations will be consolidated, and all-electric fleets will be Continue reading