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Priority Mail Express - Single 6 p.m. delivery guarantee begins May 23
USPS is reminding employees that the new, streamlined service for Priority Mail Express was effective Sunday, May 23. As of that date, there will be just one commitment time for all Priority Mail Express deliveries nationwide: 6 p.m. The 10:30 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. options will cease.
There will be no change to Priority Mail Express pricing or one- and two-day service standards. Priority Mail Express packaging will remain free of charge and Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelopes still will be available. In addition, Priority Mail Express transportation and cutoff times — as well as processing and delivery operations — will remain the same.
Customers should be informed about the changes to the guaranteed delivery times.
If a customer uses an older Label 11-B, 11-F, 11-M or 11-HFPU after May 23, none of the delivery commitments will be honored. Customers should complete a new label showing only the 6 p.m. delivery commitment.
If a customer chooses not to complete a new label, the package will be accepted but retail associates will inform the customer that USPS only offers the single 6 p.m. delivery commitment time. Old label stock at retail units should be recycled according to each district’s procedures. 4
Although some businesses may close before 6 p.m., carrier routes are designed to reach businesses during their working hours and Priority Mail Express packages will continue to be delivered throughout the day.
Retail associates should make Priority Mail Express items available as soon as possible for customers with PO Boxes at stations that close before 6 p.m.
Source: USPS News Link Washington, DC
2021 USPS Holiday closures
Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
Monday, February 15 Presidents’ Day
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Monday, July 5* Independence Day
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, December 25** Christmas Day
* July 4, 2021 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.
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