International and Domestic Market Dominant
Today the proposed International and Domestic Market Dominant Federal Register Notices for the January 2014 price change were posted on pe.usps.com under the Federal Register Notices tab of the left-hand side. The official 30 day comment period will start once the Federal Register Office reopens and posts these notices on the federalregister.gov web site. We look forward to feedback from the mailing industry.
Full-Service Intelligent Mail Requirements for Automation Prices
Due to the PRC ruling, the Postal Service is delaying the Jan. 26, 2014, implementation of the Full-Service Intelligent Mail requirement for automation price discounts. Mailers who are not currently enrolled in Full-Service effective Jan. 26, 2014, will still be able to claim automation prices.
eDoc and Full-Service Authorization
The Postal Service has launched a voluntary process for software vendors and developers to authorize their product(s) in the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM). To get started, click here to review the Mail.dat or Mail.XML guides and access the on-line Enrollment Tool.
Find Daily Updates
What documents were updated or added today? Click on the new "Updates" button on the left and review new or updated changes. For additional information, email the business owner located at the bottom of each page under Contact Information.
USPS Service Alerts communicates information to residential consumers and business mailers in near real-time about postal facility service disruptions due to weather-related and other natural disasters or events. Business mailers will find more detailed information on the operating status of USPS mail processing facilities and delivery units. For details on current impacted areas, click here.
The "Heartbleed" bug hasn't affected Postal Service websites that require customers to provide usernames and passwords, according to USPS IT and the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO). To learn more information, click here.
Standard Mail DSCF Load Leveling Final Rule Published in the Federal Register
The Postal Service has released its Federal Register final rule revising the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. These changes will allow a more balanced distribution of DSCF Standard Mail across delivery days. With its new rules, USPS is extending delivery expectation to four days for mail entered on Friday and Saturday. National Implementation began April 10, 2014.
January 2014 Price Change Fact Sheets
Getting Started with Full-Service Intelligent Mail
PostalOne! Contingency Plan
For mailers unable to submit electronic information, click here for the PostalOne! Contingency Plan.