September 8, 2009
September 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. We updated our
with the following changes:
Refunds for Shipments of Live Animals
We revised 114.3.1, 414.3.0, and 604.9.2.4 to reflect that Express Mail
shipments containing live animals are now exempt from next day or second day
delivery guarantee. The delivery refund guarantee of live animals is
extended to within three days from the date of mailing to account for
airline flight changes that occur to protect the well-being of the animals.
Change in Intelligent Mail
Barcode Requirements for Qualified Business Reply Mail and Permit Reply Mail
We revised 507.9.0,
507.10.0, and 708.4.3.1 to postpone the Intelligent Mail barcode requirement
for qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM) and permit reply mail (PRM) pieces
until May 2011. Revising the timeline is consistent with the Intelligent
Mail barcode requirement for automation letters, flats and other BRM pieces.
Letter-Sized Booklets Mailed at Automation Prices
We revised 201.1.0 and
201.3.0 to reflect changes to the construction and sealing of letter-sized
booklets mailed at automation, presorted machinable or carrier route letter
prices. We clarify tab placement on small letter-size booklets; construction
of mailpieces with glued flaps; and, add one booklet sealing option.
scheduled DMM update is October 5.