Postmaster shares report on readiness for the holiday season


Chastidy Large, acting Postmaster at Crawfordsville, is excited to inform the community of several significant updates that will enhance service and ensure a seamless experience for customers during the upcoming holiday season:

No holiday surcharges — There will be no additional surcharges for Postal Service customers for holiday packages or mail and there will be no additional fees for residential area delivery, for Saturday delivery or for minimum volumes. USPS will continue to be the most affordable way to mail and ship this holiday season.

Utilizing 348 new package sorting machines — Since the beginning of 2021, USPS has installed 348 new package processing machines nationwide and expanded our daily package processing capacity to an industry-leading 70 million packages. This is part of a $40 billion investment in new technology and facilities under our Delivering for America plan.

Hiring 10,000 season employees — Stabilizing the workforce has been a top priority over the past two years. USPS has converted more than 150,000 pre-career workers into career positions since October 2020. Due to this progress, USPS anticipates the need to hire only an additional 10,000 seasonal employees.

Large encourages the public to visit the Crawfordsville Post Office for their mailing and shipping needs during the holiday season.

“We offer a range of services, from packaging materials to shipping options, to make mailing and shipping holiday greetings hassle-free,” she said. “We look forward to serving you and being a part of your holiday season.”