The U.S. Postal Service has released additional details regarding its plans for operation on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
USPS announced the following details for business mailers and shippers:
- Delivery – Regular mail delivery will be suspended, however there will be limited package delivery consistent with our Peak Season Sunday schedule.
- Delivery Destination Units (DDU) – Will accept drop shipments.
- Priority Mail Express Mail – Will be delivered.
- Retail – All operations will be suspended. Post Offices will be closed.
- Collections – Mail will be collected from boxes in front of Post Offices and high volume boxes that have a potential to overflow, while other collections will be suspended.
- Package Pickup – We will conduct scheduled package pickup requests.
- Plants – All plant operations , including Network Distribution Centers (NDC) and Sectional Center Facilities (SCF), will operate as scheduled except delivery point sequence (DPS) processing. FAST appointments will be accepted.
- Transportation – Air and Surface transportation operate as scheduled, and scheduled dispatches to Post Offices will occur.
- Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) – The BMEU/Detached Mail Unit (DMU) in plant locations will be open, while BMEU operations will be suspended at Post Office locations.
- Call Center – In operation but may have reduced staffing.
- Administrative Offices including Headquarters – These offices will be closed.
The alert directs mailers and shippers with questions to email IndustryAlert@usps.gov.
Earlier today, USPS announced it would suspend regular mail delivery, retail services and administrative activity on Wednesday, as the country observes a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush.