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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. With 50 years of unmatched performance, MTAC and the Postal Service have been instrumental in helping make mail processes and programs work better. On behalf of the MTAC Executive Committee, thank you for your interest and involvement in MTAC.

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 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.

2017 MTAC Meeting Dates

  • February 28 - March 2, 2017
  • April 25 - 27, 2017
  • August 22 - 24, 2017
  • December 5 - 7, 2017
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.

Task Teams: A dedicated group of individuals quickly addressing very specific issues. They achieve results in a strict, often urgent period of time. The group concludes when the task or problem resolution is completed.

User Groups: These select groups serve as an ongoing forum for users of a particular postal product or process. The User Groups of today cover a wide-range of topics from Intelligent Mail, addressing, labeling lists, and eVS, to FAST, visibility, MTEOR, and promotions.

Work Groups: These proficient groups address defined issues and provide recommendations. The group concludes when recommendations are submitted for consideration.

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
  • Postal Leadership Organizational Chart
  • 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: 07/11/2017
Important Updates

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Upcoming 2017 Releases

Upcoming 2017 Releases

January 2017 Price Change Fact Sheet

January 2017 Release Overview

January 2017 Release Notes

Market Dominant Pricing Files

Click here for weekly Incorrect Scanner Configuration Report

Click here for 2015 Network Consolidations

Click here for Mail Processing Current and Future Operating Plan

Click here for Network Rationalization Service Standard Analysis

Click here for Plants with Remittance Mail Documents

Click here for Customer Letter regarding 2015 Network Consolidations

Click here for the new Service Type ID information page

Service Hub Facilities

Service Hubs – Mail Prep and Entry

Presort Reference Data Issue Log

FAST Label List Test Data

FAST Enhancements September 25, 2016

IV Migration Overview

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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