WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the eighth week of the second quarter for fiscal year 2023 showing consistent or improved delivery performance across all mail categories. The average time for the Postal Service to deliver a mailpiece or package across the nation remained at just 2.5 days.
FY23 second quarter service performance scores covering Jan. 1 through Feb. 24 included:
First-Class Mail: 91.2% of First-Class Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal first quarter.
Marketing Mail: 94.4% of Marketing Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal first quarter.
Periodicals: 86.6% of Periodicals delivered on time against the USPS service standard, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from the fiscal first quarter.
The Postal Service continues to make service delivery improvements. Currently, ninety-six percent of the nation’s population receives their mail in less than three days and USPS is working hard to correct service-related issues in the other limited areas.
With the implementation of the Delivering for America plan, the Postal Service continues its focus on improving service reliability for the American public and business customers by modernizing the outmoded and aging postal network across the nation.
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.