USPS announces additional details regarding service on Wednesday

The U.S. Postal Service has released additional details regarding its plans for operation on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

USPS mailboxIt appears that mail can be entered at post offices on Wednesday, even though there will be no delivery that day.

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.