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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has decided to temporarily suspend a planned reduction in service level standards for First Class package delivery until after the peak holiday season, a week after the Postal Regulatory Commission which oversees it said the plan “lacked demonstrable evidence.”
The proposed changes called for adding 1-2 days to the service level standard for about 31.2% of First Class package volume, while shorting it by about a day for approximately 4.8% percent of the volume, according to the PRC.
“In light of the ongoing environment caused by COVID-19 and the rise of the Delta variant affecting our customers, the implementation date for the revised service standards for First-Class Package Service will be announced after the holiday shipping season” the USPS said in a statement.
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