Postal Notes / December 21, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service published the New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products in today’s Federal Register Notice (FRN).  These are the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) changes taking place with the January 22nd price adjustment.

Most importantly are the standards around the rebranding of Standard Mail to Marketing Mail.   In response to feedback from the …

Postal Notes

December 20, 2016

PRC COMMENCES FIRST BROAD REVIEW OF POSTAL RATEMAKING SYSTEM

Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) announced that it will begin its review of the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products that was first established in 2006.  The law requires that the PRC begin its review of the current rate system …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 50

When Will the USPS be Closed in 2017? – Losing sight of the US Postal Service’s holiday closures is the easiest way to delay your bulk mail campaigns. An important detail to note about postal holidays in 2017 is that seven of the ten days that the U.S. Post Office is closed are on Mondays. These …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 49

Post Office’s Governing Board Is Empty – Nobody is in charge at the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors after December 7th when the last Senate-confirmed governor’s term expires, leaving Postmaster General Megan Brennan and Deputy Postmaster Ronald Stroman large and in charge, with no oversight.  Without the board, Brennan and Stroman can’t choose …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 47 & 48

Postal Reform Could Re-Emerge in the Lame Duck Congress – Lawmakers are preparing to bring renewed attention to Postal Service reform in the lame-duck session of Congress, though in a challenge that will sound all too familiar to advocates for change, scores of members from both parties are already sounding the alarm about their concerns …