Our network of plants and transporation is designed to move First-Class Mail across the country with delivery from 1-3 days.
There's a cost associated with that and the Office of the Inspector General has concluded that by relaxing standards by a day, we could save $1.5 billion in mail processing costs.
Their white paper, Cost of Service Standards, shows the cost, especially with the narrow window that we have to process mail. Expanding the time for delivery, they conclude, would open up the window so mail processing equipment, facilities and employees could work more mail with fewer resources.
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