Most Will Close at Noon
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All Post Offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, but most will have shortened retail lobby hours and close at noon. Mail delivery for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 is not affected by the change.
Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office and commercial customers are asked to check with their Business Mail Entry Unit for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 hours of operation.
Customers may go online to usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS for information about specific Post Offices. In addition, mail should be deposited into blue collection mailboxes before noon for early pickup on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Customers requiring postal services later that day are encouraged to contact their local Postmaster.
Post Offices will be closed Saturday, Dec. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 1. Express Mail only will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year's Day in most major metro areas. Post Offices will be open regular hours on Monday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Jan. 3.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $67 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 29th in the 2010 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.
SOURCE U.S. Postal Service