The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work

by Jane Ahrens

By Kathy Kauffman | Fishers Island Postmaster

The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work preparing for the holiday season since January. Rest assured, we’re holiday ready and well prepared to deliver fast and reliable service to everyone on Fishers Island, and across America.

USPS has made significant investments to ensure your holiday greeting cards and packages reach their intended destination on time. We’ve added 249 new package sorting machines across the nation which will allow us to process 60 million packages per day. This new equipment is part of $40 billion in new investments made under Delivering for America, our 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence.

Additionally, we have the space we need to manage all packages and mail when they are sent off island. We’ve strategically expanded our footprint by 8.5 million square feet throughout the country to augment space shortages at existing postal facilities and we’ve deployed new technology on our workroom floors to make sure we can track and move mail and packages quickly and to get them on their way.

The 650,000 men and women of the U.S. Postal Service pride themselves on playing an important role in delivering the holidays for the nation. We’ve had more than 100,000 part time employees convert to full time positions since January 2021. And there is still time to join our team for the holiday season nation wide. Visit usps.com/hiring to view the open seasonal positions.

Thank you for continuing to support the Postal Service. Our Fishers Island Postal Service team wishes you a wonderful holiday season.

Happy Holidays,
Kathy & Allison

Get it there by Christmas

The U.S. Postal Service recommends packages be shipped by the following dates to ensure delivery by Dec. 25:

Dec. 9 – military and diplomatic (all zip codes), Priority Mail, and First-Class Mail

Dec. 16 – military and diplomatic (all zip codes except 093), Priority Mail Express Military service

Dec. 17 – Retail Ground service

Dec. 17 – First-Class Mail service (including greeting cards)

Dec. 17 – First-Class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)

Dec. 19 – Priority Mail service

Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express* service

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Beach Rocks sun gaze, 12/10/20 Photo by Richard Breining

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