DeJoy’s USPS slowdown plan will delay the mail. What’s it mean for your Zip code?

Las Vegas, Seattle, San Diego, Orlando and countless communities in between will see mail service slow by as much as a day under the U.S. Postal Service’s strategic restructuring plan, a Washington Post analysis shows.

The new delivery regimen, for which the agency seeks regulatory approval, disproportionately affects states west of the Rocky Mountains and the country’s mainland extremities, including large swaths of southern Texas and Florida.

The proposed service standards, or the amount of time the agency says it should take to deliver a piece of first-class mail, represent the biggest slowdown of mail services in more than a generation, experts say. It involves significant reductions in airmail — a Postal Service tradition dating to 1918 — and geographic restrictions on how far a piece of mail can travel within a day.


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Oh, I get it…Slow down delivery expectation times… Then delivery percentages go up…. That’s the Joyless plan…If we can’t do it in 2 days, then, poof, now normal will be 3 or 4 or 5…. Magically the % of on time goes up…..smoke and mirrors and lousy service…

Most people have, & more are required to have, Direct Deposit for pay checks. Also , Money can be transferred quickly between individuals in numerous, convenient electronic means. Many important documents can be sent electronically with signatures with no more hassle than addressing an en envelope, filling out & applying a return receipt, etc… Most all of these electronic exchanges take place in minutes. The vast majority of letters & magazine sized mail that YOU (& everyone else) gets goes directly in the trash with hardly a glance. There is no reason to rush mostly advertising mail across the country.… Read more »