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First-Class Package Service

Delay sought for streamlining classifications

Under the proposed changes, USPS Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground will be incorporated into one enhanced First-Class Package Service product.

USPS has filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission to change the effective date for certain proposed classification changes designed to enhance and expand the First-Class Package Service product.

The changes were scheduled to be implemented on Jan. 8, 2023 — assuming a favorable review by the commission in 2022. However, following a vote by the Postal Service governors, USPS is now planning for a later effective date in 2023.

While no new date has yet been established, the Postal Service will provide 30 days’ notice before the changes go into effect.

The changes are in keeping with the Delivering for America 10-year plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence, defined as meeting or exceeding 95 percent on-time delivery across all product categories.