Category Archive for: ‘USPS’

Archive Archive for the 'USPS' Category


Important Updates on Address Correction Service, Mailer Scorecard Reports & Full-Service Electronic Verification Assessment Period

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in USPS

Address Correction Service (ACS) An issue was encountered with Full-Service Address Correction Service (ACS) that decreased the number of records provided to mailers. A fix was implemented and data is currently being provisioned as expected. Data not previously supplied will be provided by October 31, 2014. Mailer Scorecard Reports Recent messaging from the Postal Service advised customers not to use the Mailer Scorecard until further notice. Since then, the Postal Service has been working with the mailing industry to validate


USPS Defers Implementation of Full-Service Intelligent Mail Requirement for Automation Prices

Posted on December 4th, 2013 | Posted in Presort News, USPS

The U.S. Postal Service® is disappointed with the portion of last week’s ruling from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) which held that the implementation of Full-Service Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb™) constitutes a rate increase. This ill-conceived decision will impair complete adoption of Full-Service IMb and hinder the Postal Service’s ability to promote a technology that enhances the value of mail, which is critical to the development of next-generation digital products and services. The PRC’s overly expansive view of the price


Mail.dat By/For Demystified

Posted on April 30th, 2013 | Posted in USPS

With the Federal Register for Full-Service, USPS® clarified the by/for requirement in electronic documentation. So, what is by/for? In your eDoc (Mail.dat, Mail.XML or Postal Wizard), you’ll need to identify who the mailing is by (you, the mail preparer) and who the mailing is for (when preparing mail for a customer). Generally, unless you are preparing mailings for departments in your own organization, you will need both of these sections filled out in eDoc. You identify the by/for information with


Legislative Provisions Senator Carper Expects to be Part of the Senate Postal Reform Bill

Posted on April 29th, 2013 | Posted in USPS

As for specific provisions that may be discussed or included in the bill that the Senate will propose, Senator Carper mentioned. Provisions that were included in S. 1789 such as: – A process that will give communities that face the potential loss of a Post Office, options for continuing to provide postal retail services; – A provision that continue to allow the Postal Service to its network downsizing along the line that it is currently implementing; – Restructuring of the


USPS – January Numbers

Posted on February 28th, 2013 | Posted in USPS

January Numbers are in and the USPS is reporting Year to Date losses of 1.6 Billion, but it really is not all that bad, if you do not include the 2006 PAEA Law (the prefunding) there was only a 88 million loss. For Volumes, Standard mail was up 3 percent and First Class was down 4 percent.


Saturday delivery to be halted

Posted on February 6th, 2013 | Posted in USPS

The USPS is expected to announce that it will eliminate Saturday delivery for first class a in August and perhaps other types of mail. The press conference will be later today. The restriction imposed by Congress on ending Saturday delivery is part of an appropriations measure. Consequently, the USPS will have to forego some appropriation for this decision. Evidently, the USPS feels the loss of appropriation is offset by the savings. This decision comes at an interesting time. The Senate


Statement from the Postmaster General

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 | Posted in USPS

1/3/13 Statement from Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe: Congressional Inaction Heightens Postal Service Financial Crisis; More Aggressive Cost Cutting and Revenue Generating Measures will be Considered. The 112th Congress adjourned without having passed postal legislation. Such legislation could quickly restore the Postal Service to profitability and put the organization on a stable, long-term financial footing. This lack of action is disappointing. The Postal Service has worked closely with the Congress over the past two years to advance a framework for a