On Thursday, the USPS provided Congress with what appeared to be positive news: new service performance data showed that despite a surge in mail volume, there was a slight increase (0.18%) in on-time delivery of First Class Mail service from the prior week.
The USPS said 86.15% of First-Class Mail was delivered on time the week of Oct. 3.
But according to Government Executive, on-time delivery of First-Class mail remains far below its 2020 high point of around 93% before the novel coronavirus pandemic took hold.
It would have been helpful to have gotten performance data on packages, aside from those sent First-Class, but the attention is on election mail because of the pandemic.
But even then, the accuracy of package delivery data is being questioned – the Washington Post reported that postal workers are providing false delivery scans on packages – see the AuctionBytes Blog.
Note that according to the USPS Office of Inspector General, the Postal Service delivered about 6 billion packages in 2019, doubling its volume over a decade.