Effective Thursday, April 10, USPS is revising Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) Standard Mail service standards, which allows “load leveling” of mail volumes across delivery days.
Implementation of load leveling means that DSCF Standard Mail, when accepted on Fridays and Saturdays, will have a delivery expectation of up to 4 days.
With this change, delivery volume will be more evenly balanced across the workweek, with the following benefits:
- Leveling the disproportionate amount of mail now delivered Mondays to other days of the week will help even carriers’ workload and improve their return times.
- Load leveling will improve processing efficiency and reduce operating costs.
- Customers — those sending the mail and those receiving it — will receive more consistent delivery across the workweek. This higher level of reliability will lead to an improved customer experience.
This change will not affect service standards for First-Class Mail or Periodicals. USPS is not proposing any other changes in its service standards at this time.