April 5, 2010
April DMM Update
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:
Designs for Letter-Sized Booklets
We revised 201.3.0 to provide 10 new design options
for letter-size booklets.
Express Mail Open and Distribute and Priority Mail Open and Distribute
Changes and Updates
We revised 705.16.0 to improve
efficiencies in processing and to control costs for Express Mail Open and
Distribute and Priority Mail Open and Distribute.
Updated Size and Weight Limits for Items Mailed to Department of State
We revised 703.3.2.3 to update
the size and weight limits for items mailed specifically to Department of
Parcel Return Service Mailer ID Clearance
We revised 507.13.4.4h2 which gives mailers the option to change the label
format by reducing the required clearance space between the Parcel Return
Service Mailer Identification (ID) characters and the edges of the printed
box from 3/16 inch to 1/16 inch.
Extension of Not Flat-Machinable Prices and Eligibility of Mailpieces
Specifically Approved as Automation Flats
We revised 301.3.3 to extend
automation flats eligibility of pieces approved via the Pricing and
Classification Service Center (PCSC) beyond May 2010. We also extended the
timeframe for the Not Flat-Machinable (NFM) category of Standard Mail.
Deposit of APO, FPO, DPO, and U.S. Territory Mailpieces Bearing a
We revised 503.9.2.4, 503.10.2.3,
608.2.0, and 703.2.0 to authorize additional deposit options for items that
bear a customs declaration when mailed to APO, FPO, DPO destinations, and to U.S. territory,
possessions and Freely Associated States.
Labeling List Changes
We revised Labeling List(s) L001,
L002, L005, L007, L008, L009, L011, L201, L606, and L607 to reflect changes
in mail processing operations.
scheduled DMM update is May 3.