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Welcome to the Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) web page. We encourage you to refer to this page when you need information and updates on MTAC. The links and documents here contain important information for the mailing industry. On behalf of the MTAC Executive Committee, thank you for your interest and involvement in MTAC. We are counting on your continued support as we work together through MTAC to constructively address and resolve important technical issues, needs, and concerns.

MTAC Membership Information
MTAC Open Session and MTAC Membership Assembly/Focus Group Discussions

The Postmaster General's Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) is a venue for the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) to share technical information with mailers, and to receive their advice and recommendations on matters concerning mail-related products and services, in order to enhance customer value and expand the use of these products and services for the mutual benefit of Mailing Industry stakeholders and the Postal Service.

The MTAC Open Session and USPS Stakeholders’ Reception are held quarterly on Tuesdays starting at 1 p.m. The MTAC Membership meetings and Focus Group discussions are on Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Postal Service's national headquarters at 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C. 20260-0004.

MTAC Meeting Dates

  • January 14-16, 2014
  • May 20-22, 2014
  • August 19-21, 2014
  • November 18-20, 2014
MTAC Work Groups, Task Teams, and User Groups

Any MTAC representative or USPS executive can propose an issue that would require the formation of a new work group. Problems and issues must be industry-related, timely, and the potential solution should pertain to something that concerns both the industry and the USPS.

A task team is a group of industry and USPS members focused on a clearly defined task. A task team differs from a workgroup in that it has a shorter timeline and less structure but has a higher level of oversight. Task team issues are usually ones that do not impact the entire mailing industry and can be addressed with a smaller, select group of members.

The purpose of a user group is to provide an ongoing forum for the Postal Service and users of a particular postal product or process to facilitate communications, define and review improvements in functionality, and address and resolve issues pertaining to that product or process. User groups differ from Work Groups or Task Teams in that they are ongoing organizations, and they do not focus on a specific issue.

Industry Outreach

The Industry Outreach and Engagement team is committed to providing communication, interaction and education for the mailing industry. The Industry Outreach page on RIBBS provides links and information on the following mailing industry topics:

  • MTAC Open Session (agendas and presentations)
  • Industry Meetings (National Postal Forum, PCC Week)
  • USPS Webinars and Workshop Archives
  • Industry Alerts and Notices
  • Business Services (Business Customer Gateway, Postal Explorer)
  • Postal and Industry groups (Postal Customer Council, Area Focus Groups, Mail Preparation and Entry Steering Committee, MTAC, RMAC)
  • Business Mail Training and Certification
MTAC Administrative Information

Contact Information:

  • For systems related issues or any other technical issues, email ribbs@usps.gov.
  • For all other MTAC matters, please send an email message to MTAC@usps.gov.
  • Page updated: 02/18/2014
Important Updates

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.


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