Does UPS follow the same holiday schedule as the USPS?


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As of 2015, UPS does not follow the same holiday schedule as the United States Postal Service. UPS does not observe the holidays for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day while the USPS does. UPS observes a holiday on New Year’s Eve but the USPS does not.

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Does UPS follow the same holiday schedule as the USPS?
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The 2015 holiday schedule for UPS includes seven holidays. These are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Only the UPS Express Critical service is available on these holidays. While New Year’s Eve is a holiday, UPS operates its pickup and delivery service for air and international packages on this day.

UPS recognizes an additional 25 holidays, but it operates regular services on those days. The complete list of recognized holidays includes the four postal holidays UPS does not observe.

The USPS holiday schedule for 2015 includes a total of 10 holidays. On these holidays, the USPS does not pick up or deliver any regular mail and none of its retail services are available.

The USPS is open on New Year’s Eve, but most locations only remain open till noon, notes USPS.com. Similarly, most USPS locations close at noon on Christmas Eve.

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