February 7, 2011
February DMM Update
Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com)
is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The
Domestic Mail Manual
is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus,
cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our
mailing standards to capture the following changes:
Collect on Delivery Service
503.11.2.1 to clarify standards that
apply to disputes regarding Collect on Delivery (COD) services once payment
is returned to the mailer. Specifically, the Postal Service cannot intervene
in disputes between mailers and recipients of COD mail after postal records
indicate payment was returned to the mailer.
Electronic Documentation with Comailed and Copalletized Mailings
707.27.0 to require mailers preparing
comailed or copalletized mailings, or mail owners who contribute mailpieces
to a consolidated comailed or copalletized mailing, to submit electronic
documentation to the USPS by an approved method.
Preparation Standards for Flat-Size Mailpieces Destinating in FSS Zones
707.14.0 and Labeling List
L006 to provide new standards for
mail preparation of flat-size Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Bound Printed
Matter mailpieces prepared for delivery within the ZIP Codes served by Flats
Sequencing System (FSS) processing.
Alternate Postage Payment Method for Greeting Cards
709.3.0 to conduct a 2-year market
test of the Alternate Postage Payment Method for Greeting Cards. The market
test is effective from January 2, 2011, through December 31, 2012.
Refund Requests for Unused Meter Indicia
604.9.0 to clarify standards that
apply to processing refund requests for unused postage evidencing system
We revised labeling lists
L607 to reflect changes in mail
scheduled DMM update is April 17.