“Your efforts during the holidays help us earn our customers’ trust and loyalty and demonstrate the Postal Service’s value to the American public. As postal employees, we take great pride in serving our customers at every touch point,” Brennan wrote.
USPS announced its operating status for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day on Dec. 6.
USPS enters holiday homestretch
Carrie Spiga, a letter carrier, and Johnetta Gilleylen, a city carrier assistant, smile amid a sea of packages at the New Baltimore, MI, Post Office this week.
Postal Service employees across the nation are busy accepting, processing and delivering the last batch of holiday mail and packages.
The organization expects to deliver almost 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages during the 40-day stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. USPS will be open for business Christmas Eve, and employees will make Christmas Day package deliveries in select locations.
Employees are determined to finish strong.
“It’s a challenge … to keep up with all the packages, but the customers appreciate our dedicated employees’ efforts, and that makes it all worthwhile,” said Johnetta Gilleylen, a city carrier assistant at the New Baltimore, MI, Post Office.
In addition to moving the mail, employees are spending the final days of this peak season helping to promote Operation Santa, a program that allows USPS employees and customers to fulfill the holiday wishes of families in need.