Usps - Mail carrier won't attempt knocking before leaving package notice in box
Are carriers required to attempt knocking on an addressee's door in an apartment complex when delivering a basic priority mail package that's too big for the box?
I had the same carrier for over a year who always knocked and gave me my package. (I'm home all day, every day.)
Recently a new carrier took over who hasn't bothered knocking, but goes strait to to the box and puts a "Sorry we missed you" slip in it, telling me I can pick up the package at the leasing office.
They obviously didn't "miss" me, and this causes me a substantial inconvenience.
Is this allowed? (i.e. was I spoiled by the previous carrier going the extra mile,) or is my new carrier just being lazy?