The Postal Service delivers better customer service than almost any other government agency, according to a report released this week.
USPS and the National Parks Service (NPS) tied for first place among 18 federal agencies included in Forrester Research’s consumer index. The rankings are based on a survey of 46,000 consumers who were asked to rate their experiences with 299 brands.
Forrester plans to issue a follow-up report with more specific information later this spring.
Rick Parrish, a senior analyst for Forrester, said the Postal Service and NPS could serve as models for government entities such as HealthCare.gov, which ranked last among the 18 agencies in the study.
“No matter how effective and easy HealthCare.gov becomes — and it certainly isn’t either of those yet — it will never be an experience nearly as good as NPS and USPS until it also makes customers feel valued,” Parrish told the Nextgov news site.