United States Postal Service®

Quarterly Performance for Presort First-Class Mail®
Service Variance
Mailpieces Delivered Between 10/01/2017 and 12/31/2017

Quarter I
FY2018

Overview

For Presort First-Class Mail® Letters, Cards, and Flats, the service performance measurement system of U.S. Postal Service® uses documented arrival time at a designated postal facility to start the measurement clock, and an Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMB®) scan by an external, third-party reporter to stop-the-clock. Mail piece tracking from IMB® in-process scans is used in conjunction with the external data to extrapolate results for the population of Presort First-Class Mail® using Full-Service Intelligent Mail®. Data collected by U.S. Postal Service® are provided to an independent, external contractor to calculate service measurement and compile the necessary reports. The system used for this reporting is called the Intelligent Mail® Accuracy and Performance System (iMAPS).

The external contractor determines service performance based on the elapsed time between the start-the-clock event recorded by U.S. Postal Service® and the stop-the-clock event recorded by anonymous households and small businesses that report delivery information directly to the contractor. The service measure consists of two parts: (1) how long mail pieces take to get through processing, and (2) how long mail takes from the last processing scan to delivery. The second portion is used as a delivery factor differential to determine the percent of all Presort First-Class Mail® delivered on the last processing date versus the percent delivered after the last processing date. Service performance is measured by comparing the transit time to USPS® service standards to determine the percent of mail delivered on time.

The Service Performance Measurement (SPM) application of the Full-Service Seamless Acceptance and Service Performance system (SASP) serves as the data source for iMAPS. SPM captures data from all Full-Service Intelligent Mail® and applies business rules for service measurement before sending data to iMAPS.

Service performance measurement was suspended for mail originating from or destined to the Caribbean District in FY 2018 Quarter 1 due to the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Performance Highlights

National Presort First-Class Mail® Overnight performance in FY 2018 Quarter 1 was 95.4 percent on time, which is 0.6 points lower than the same period last year. National Two-Day performance was 94.0 percent on time, which is also 0.6 points lower than the same period last year. National Three-To-Five-Day performance was 90.7 percent on time, which is 1.0 point lower when compared to the same period last year.

In FY 2018 Quarter 1, Western Area led the nation in Overnight, Two-Day, and Three-To-Five-Day service performance, with 96.3, 95.9, and 91.2 percent on time, respectively.

In FY 2018 Quarter 1, 14 districts met or exceeded the Overnight performance target of 96.80, and five districts met or exceeded the Two-Day service performance target of 96.50. Alaska and the Dakotas led the nation in Overnight service performance with 98.4 percent on time, Alaska led the nation in Two-Day service performance with 98.7 percent on time, and Greater Indiana led the nation in Three-To-Five-Day service performance with 94.5 percent on time.

 

District Overnight Two-Day Three-To-Five-Day
Percent Within +1-Day Percent Within +2-Days Percent Within +3-Days Percent Within +1-Day Percent Within +2-Days Percent Within +3-Days Percent Within +1-Day Percent Within +2-Days Percent Within +3-Days
Capital Metro Area 98.9 99.5 99.7 98.3 99.3 99.6 97.5 99.0 99.5
Atlanta 98.7 99.4 99.7 98.4 99.3 99.6 97.6 99.0 99.5
Baltimore 99.1 99.6 99.7 98.1 99.3 99.6 96.8 98.9 99.5
Capital 97.0 98.7 99.2 97.4 98.8 99.3 96.2 98.4 99.1
Greater South Carolina 99.3 99.6 99.8 99.0 99.5 99.8 98.1 99.2 99.6
Greensboro 98.9 99.4 99.6 98.7 99.4 99.7 97.7 99.1 99.6
Mid-Carolinas 99.2 99.5 99.7 98.6 99.4 99.7 97.7 99.1 99.6
Northern Virginia 99.0 99.6 99.7 97.8 99.2 99.6 97.4 99.0 99.5
Richmond 98.9 99.5 99.7 96.9 99.1 99.6 97.0 98.8 99.5
Eastern Area 99.0 99.6 99.7 98.3 99.3 99.6 97.5 99.0 99.5
Appalachian 99.3 99.7 99.8 98.5 99.3 99.7 97.6 99.0 99.5
Central Pennsylvania 99.3 99.6 99.8 98.4 99.3 99.7 98.2 99.2 99.6
Kentuckiana 98.5 99.3 99.6 98.0 99.0 99.5 96.7 98.4 99.2
Northern Ohio 98.2 99.4 99.7 98.2 99.4 99.7 96.5 98.5 99.4
Ohio Valley 99.0 99.5 99.7 98.3 99.3 99.6 97.6 99.0 99.5
Philadelphia Metro 99.2 99.6 99.7 97.7 99.2 99.6 97.4 99.2 99.6
South Jersey 99.4 99.7 99.8 98.7 99.4 99.6 97.6 98.8 99.2
Tennessee 98.5 99.1 99.4 98.3 99.2 99.6 97.6 98.9 99.4
Western New York 99.4 99.7 99.9 99.0 99.6 99.8 98.2 99.3 99.6
Western Pennsylvania 99.0 99.7 99.9 98.5 99.5 99.7 97.9 99.2 99.6
Great Lakes Area 98.7 99.5 99.8 98.1 99.3 99.7 97.4 99.0 99.5
Central Illinois 98.3 99.3 99.7 97.9 99.3 99.7 97.0 98.8 99.4
Chicago 96.7 98.6 99.4 96.3 99.0 99.5 95.2 98.4 99.2
Detroit 98.5 99.4 99.7 98.4 99.4 99.7 97.2 98.9 99.4
Gateway 98.5 99.4 99.7 98.4 99.4 99.7 97.7 99.0 99.5
Greater Indiana 99.0 99.6 99.8 98.2 99.3 99.6 98.3 99.3 99.6
Greater Michigan 99.0 99.6 99.8 98.6 99.4 99.7 97.7 99.1 99.6
Lakeland 98.9 99.5 99.8 98.0 99.3 99.7 96.8 98.8 99.5
Northeast Area 98.6 99.3 99.6 98.3 99.2 99.6 97.5 99.0 99.5
Albany 99.1 99.8 99.9 98.6 99.5 99.8 97.8 99.2 99.7
Caribbean N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Connecticut Valley 98.5 99.3 99.5 98.5 99.3 99.6 97.2 98.9 99.5
Greater Boston 98.7 99.5 99.7 98.6 99.4 99.7 97.5 99.0 99.5
Long Island 98.0 99.0 99.5 98.0 99.1 99.6 97.3 98.9 99.4
New York 97.8 99.1 99.4 97.8 98.9 99.4 97.2 98.7 99.3
Northern New England 99.2 99.7 99.8 98.7 99.5 99.7 97.2 98.9 99.5
Northern New Jersey 98.5 99.2 99.6 98.3 99.2 99.6 98.0 99.2 99.6
Triboro 98.1 99.1 99.4 97.5 98.9 99.4 97.2 98.7 99.3
Westchester 97.6 99.1 99.4 97.5 98.9 99.5 97.1 98.8 99.4
Pacific Area 99.0 99.5 99.7 99.0 99.6 99.7 97.3 98.9 99.5
Bay-Valley 98.7 99.4 99.7 98.6 99.4 99.7 97.5 98.9 99.4
Honolulu 99.2 99.6 99.7 N/A N/A N/A 96.2 98.4 99.2
Los Angeles 98.7 99.4 99.7 99.1 99.6 99.8 96.4 98.4 99.3
Sacramento 99.2 99.5 99.7 98.8 99.4 99.7 97.2 99.0 99.5
San Diego 99.3 99.7 99.8 99.1 99.6 99.8 98.1 99.2 99.6
San Francisco 98.9 99.4 99.6 98.6 99.4 99.7 97.8 99.2 99.6
Santa Ana 99.5 99.8 99.8 99.2 99.7 99.8 98.1 99.4 99.7
Sierra Coastal 99.0 99.5 99.7 99.1 99.6 99.7 98.1 99.2 99.5
Southern Area 98.7 99.4 99.6 98.4 99.3 99.6 97.3 98.9 99.4
Alabama 98.8 99.4 99.7 98.4 99.3 99.7 97.6 99.0 99.5
Arkansas 99.1 99.7 99.8 98.7 99.5 99.8 97.7 99.0 99.6
Dallas 98.4 99.1 99.4 98.4 99.2 99.6 97.6 99.0 99.5
Fort Worth 98.9 99.5 99.7 98.6 99.2 99.6 97.8 99.0 99.5
Gulf Atlantic 98.8 99.5 99.7 98.5 99.3 99.6 97.4 98.9 99.4
Houston 98.6 99.5 99.7 98.2 99.2 99.6 97.6 99.1 99.5
Louisiana 98.8 99.5 99.7 98.1 99.3 99.7 96.5 98.6 99.4
Mississippi 98.5 99.5 99.8 97.6 99.0 99.6 97.5 99.0 99.5
Oklahoma 99.2 99.7 99.8 98.6 99.5 99.7 97.9 99.1 99.5
Rio Grande 99.2 99.6 99.8 98.7 99.4 99.7 97.7 99.1 99.6
South Florida 97.6 98.4 98.9 97.1 98.4 99.1 94.0 97.4 98.5
Suncoast 98.8 99.4 99.6 98.4 99.2 99.5 97.6 99.0 99.5
Western Area 99.2 99.6 99.8 99.0 99.6 99.8 97.7 99.1 99.5
Alaska 99.2 99.7 99.9 99.5 99.7 99.8 97.3 98.9 99.5
Arizona 99.2 99.6 99.7 99.0 99.5 99.7 97.9 99.1 99.5
Central Plains 99.1 99.6 99.7 99.0 99.6 99.8 98.6 99.4 99.7
Colorado/Wyoming 98.5 99.3 99.6 98.8 99.5 99.8 97.2 98.8 99.5
Dakotas 99.6 99.8 99.9 99.4 99.8 99.9 97.0 98.6 99.3
Hawkeye 99.3 99.7 99.8 98.6 99.5 99.8 97.6 99.0 99.5
Mid-America 98.9 99.4 99.6 98.7 99.5 99.7 97.4 98.8 99.4
Nevada-Sierra 99.2 99.6 99.7 98.4 99.4 99.7 97.8 99.0 99.4
Northland 99.4 99.8 99.9 99.1 99.7 99.8 97.4 99.1 99.5
Portland 99.4 99.7 99.9 99.2 99.7 99.8 97.6 99.0 99.5
Salt Lake City 98.6 99.4 99.6 99.2 99.6 99.8 96.4 98.7 99.3
Seattle 99.0 99.6 99.8 99.2 99.6 99.7 97.2 98.9 99.5
Nation FY2018 Q1 98.9 99.5 99.7 98.4 99.3 99.7 97.5 99.0 99.5

Nation FY2017 Q1 (SPLY) 99.0 99.6 99.7 98.6 99.4 99.7 97.8 99.1 99.6

Nation FY2009 Annual 98.7 99.3 99.4 97.2 98.6 99.2 93.3 96.7 98.3
Nation FY2010 Annual 98.9 99.6 99.8 98.3 99.3 99.6 96.8 98.4 99.0
Nation FY2011 Annual 98.6 99.5 99.7 98.0 99.4 99.7 97.8 99.1 99.6
Nation FY2012 Annual 99.5 99.8 99.9 99.1 99.7 99.8 98.9 99.6 99.8
Nation FY2013 Annual 99.6 99.8 99.9 99.4 99.8 99.9 98.9 99.6 99.8
Nation FY2014 Annual 99.5 99.8 99.9 99.2 99.7 99.9 97.8 99.2 99.6
Nation FY2015 Annual 99.1 99.6 99.8 98.5 99.4 99.7 96.6 98.8 99.5
Nation FY2016 Annual 99.1 99.6 99.8 98.7 99.4 99.7 97.6 99.0 99.5
Nation FY2017 Annual 99.1 99.6 99.8 98.7 99.4 99.7 98.1 99.2 99.6
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