Postal Service provided new service performance data this week to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the week of Oct. 10 through Oct. 16, 2020. In comparison, there were around 8,000 on the daily quarantine list before Thanksgiving, he said. It is currently in transit to the next facility. Postal Service are digging into his pocketbook and hurting his company's reputation. Saturday is the deadline for priority mail to arrive by Christmas. "We would go a couple of days with very little mail," Cash said. The backlog of packages on the floor of the Philadelphia Processing and Distribution Center. UPS and FedEx have each hired thousands of seasonal workers to try to keep up with demand. Packages Sitting At USPS Facility Since Last Month, Unable To Be Sorted Due To Staffing Shortages Week Before Christmas December 18, 2020 at 5:55 pm Filed Under: Christmas , Local , USPS Mail trucks queue outside the USPS Philadelphia Processing and Distribution Center. I’ve tried to file a missing package — where is my package — and I hit submit multiple times and nothing happens. The United States Postal Service says it's experiencing an increase in packages. More than one million packages will not reach their destination this Christmas. Efforts to clear the backlog, they say, are being undercut by rising number of Covid-19 cases and quarantined postal employees. Keith Combs, APWU Detroit president, told CNN that Covid-19 is spreading in the plants there "like wildfire.". By Stephen Gandel Updated on: December 24, 2020 / 12:25 PM / MoneyWatch APWU Los Angeles president Dominic Davis says the USPS international service center in Los Angeles doesn't have enough workers available to quickly clear the mail that's piled up to the doors. Outage History ... @mel4richmond @USPS @USPSHelp I have a missing package now for 5 weeks. CBS3 has obtained photos from Postal Worker’s Union Local 89 representative showing mail waiting to be sorted out of the USPS Philadelphia sorting facility on Lindbergh Boulevard. The online tracking only shows it is “in transit,” but does not provide any additional information about where the package is stuck or when it will be delivered. “This parking lot is crazy,” one woman said. Cash said on top of all their normal USPS mail and packages, FedEx is dropping off over 800 packages a day at the mail carrier station in western New York. “There was a woman in front of me that was upset that her package hadn’t made it to where it needed to be,” Matousek said. "The packages are up to the ceiling" in Philadelphia, local American Postal Workers Union president Nick Casselli told CNN. Postal Service, similar to the broader shipping sector, continues to face near-term pressure on service performance across categories as it manages through a historic record of holiday volume this season," USPS spokesperson Kim Frum told CNN in a statement. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. FedEx and UPS have also reporting shipping delays as well. WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. However, through time and manpower, Cash believes the postal workers are starting to make a significant dent in the backlog of mail at the plant in western New York. Retail experts predict online sales to jump by more than 33% this holiday season. Even if private shipping companies like Amazon, UPS or FedEx handle a package, they frequently utilize the USPS to handle the "final mile" and actually deliver it to a customer. Posted: Jan 7, 2021 / 04:34 PM EST / Updated: Jan 7, 2021 / … "Record high volumes of e-commerce orders, COVID 19 closures and weather events may cause delivery delays," a banner reads on FedEx's website. By Ashley Bowerman | December 23, 2020 at 7:46 PM CST - Updated December 23 at 10:12 PM . When drivers from southern Maine showed up in Philadelphia to pick up their mail, they were turned away, said Adams. Friday is the cut-off for first class mail to arrive before Christmas. The USPS also warned customers of a busier season, with the peak week being Dec. 16 to 21, and urged people to send gifts early. “It will be a New Year’s package,” Dougherty said. But what do you do for the customer and with USPS with a 2 week delay?! I figured you know a few extra days, not over two weeks later it is still sitting in a warehouse,” said USPS customer Sherri Worley. “We know we are late and we know what the situation is like,” Marge Dougherty said. Union presidents and postal workers across the US -- in Illinois, Michigan, California, Florida, Maine and New York -- say they, too, are seeing record volumes of packages and backlogs. 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