USPS plans early closings and mail collection on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

From the US Postal Service:

Post Offices Close Early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

news22s1g3Post Offices nationwide will be open on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these holiday eves. Regular mail delivery for Dec. 24 and 31 will be unaffected by the change.

Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office. If you are a business customer, please check with your Bulk Mail Entry Unit for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation.

Post Offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume on Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 2.

Mail from Blue Collection Boxes May Be Collected Early.

Be sure to deposit your mail into all blue collection boxes by noon on Dec. 24 and 31, regardless of the final collection times posted. This means if the final collection time is already before noon (12 p.m.), there will be no change. However, if the final collection time is normally after noon (12 p.m.), mail may be collected early.

Get the most up-to-date holiday information

If you require service later on those days, please contact your local Post Office. For contact information, visit Find a Location on or call 1-800-ASK-USPS.

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  • retailclerk2

    NOT in Westchester District they stress staying open late especially on New Years Eve when there are ZERO people in the lobby, but the Retail Manager, and others think its a good idea to have our lobby’s open and our employees go home later so that they may engage with the possible dunk drivers on the road. Nice way the District looks out for the employees, very inspirational!!!

  • Billyz

    Not in the Western Area either…
    Bah Humbug!!!

  • joethemailman

    How come postal employees were not given off Friday like other federal workers? At least get paid!

  • Guest

    If you want off or to leave early put in for annual as far in advance as your agreement allows. If you lack sufficient seniority someday you will have enough. If you are denied leave the reason on the 3971 must be specific. Needs of service is not a reason. You’re not going to get a freebee.

  • Nice try

    Christmas at the Post Office absolutely deserves at least an additional day off. I am sure the powers to be would go for the day off if Annual leave was used. For those with none left…LWOP! And then the fun begins… So in short, it will never happen!

  • Ha Ha

    26 days of AL, 13 days of SL, and 10 paid holidays -Joe get real!

  • freecountry

    And the other Feds didn’t get Friday off with pay?!?!? REALLY……..

  • randy2312

    and the Westchester District asked the Postmasters to come in on their day off Saturday’s,not get paid, not get comp time..for the good of the service,
    but the entire District Office was closed and everyone was off…nice way to lead by example