Districts (territories) in green mean they are meeting or exceeding the on-time target. Districts in blue mean they are below the on-time target.
About Service Performance
The Postal Service’s ability to provide acceptable service is an ongoing concern across the United States. The Office of Inspector General reviews service performance and makes recommendations on where and how the Postal Service can improve. Our work encompasses nationwide performance, as well as specific areas of particular concern. It is critical that service performance be properly tracked, measured and reported transparently. To that end, we will continue to update this page with our most recent service reports and data to track the Postal Service’s progress in this area.
This dashboard includes fiscal quarter scores for the last five years. Due to different reporting formats or missing data, scores are not included for FY 2016 Quarters 3 and 4 and FY 2017 Quarter 2. The dashboard displays performance scores for FY 2021 with the current (new, as of May 2021) and previous (old) service performance targets. Please see FAQs below for more information regarding this dashboard.
Service Performance FAQs
A service standard is the stated delivery performance goal for a mail class. A service standard reflects the number of days after acceptance a mail piece can be expected for delivery.
Select a mail class from the drop-down menu at the top of the dashboard. The “Mail Class” description is on the right side of the dashboard.
The USPS reported scores for 67 geographical districts through Q4 FY2020, then for 12 geographical divisions that replaced the 67 districts for Q1 FY2021, back to 67 districts for Q2 FY2021. Soon, the USPS will report scores based on the new geographical structure of 50-districts. Each set of geographical configurations encompasses different territories.
The boundaries represent the USPS’s regional districts, except for Q1 FY 2021, when the USPS reported its service performance data as larger regional divisions.
No, because the USPS doesn’t report scores for Periodicals at the district level.
The dashboard includes four mail classes: First-Class Single-Piece, First-Class Presort, Marketing, and Packages.
On May 6, 2021, the USPS Board of Governors approved the new service targets for the Fiscal Year 2021 to account for the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic on service. The dashboard displays performance scores for FY 2021 with the current (new) and previous (old) service performance targets.
The dashboard includes fiscal quarter scores for the last five years. Due to different reporting formats or missing data, scores are not included for Fiscal Year 2016 Quarters 3 and 4 and FY 2017 Quarter 2.
The update information is at the bottom right corner of the dashboard.
The PRC publishes the quarterly service scores on its website four to six weeks after a fiscal quarter ends. The service performance dashboard is then updated one to two weeks after the PRC publishes the scores. Currently, the dashboard update is a manual process; however, in the future, when USPS reports the service scores in the new 50-district format, we will work towards automating the dashboard data refreshes.
The USPS provides the quarterly service scores to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The data powering the dashboard is taken from the PRC’s website.
Open Service Performance Projects
|Project Title||Project Number||Start Date|
|Vehicle Maintenance Facility Preparedness for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles||22-045||01/24/2022|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review - East City Annex, Columbus, OH||22-044||01/10/2022|
|Efficiency of Operations at the Columbus, OH, Processing and Distribution Center||22-041||01/10/2022|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review - South Columbus Station, Columbus, OH||22-043||01/10/2022|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review - Lewis Center Main Post Office, Columbus, OH||22-042||01/10/2022|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Condition Reviews - Select Units, Portland, Oregon||22-001||01/05/2022|
|Service Performance During Fiscal Year 2022 Peak Mailing Season||22-039||12/14/2021|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review - Vancouver Main Post Office, Vancouver, WA||22-032||11/30/2021|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review - Piedmont Station, Portland, OR||22-030||11/30/2021|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review - Parkrose Station, Portland, OR||22-029||11/30/2021|
|Mail Delivery, Customer Service, and Property Conditions Review - Beaverton Post Office, Portland, OR||22-031||11/30/2021|
|Efficiency of Operations at the Portland, OR, Processing and Distribution Center||22-028||11/30/2021|
|Deposit by Mail Controls at the U.S. Postal Service's Cincinnati, OH Network Distribution Center (NDC)||22-034||11/29/2021|
|Impact of Moving Air Mail to Surface Transportation||21-260||11/23/2021|
|Scanning Visibility Performance||22-012||11/08/2021|
|Delivery Operations - Undelivered and Partially Delivered Routes||21-262||10/13/2021|
|Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities||21-240||09/17/2021|
|Improving Service Performance and Processing Efficiencies at Select Low Performing Facilities||21-243||09/13/2021|
|Mail Transport Equipment||21-229||09/08/2021|
|Efficiency of Surface Transfer Center in the Southern Region||21-212||08/13/2021|
|International Mail Operations and Performance Data||21-197||07/07/2021|
|Review of the Change of Address Systems and Availability||21-146||05/24/2021|
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