Contents Index

Domestic Mail Manual

DMM Issue 58 (8-10-03)

 

 

Purpose. The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), revised and published periodically, contains the official rates and standards of the U.S. Postal Service governing domestic mail services (see G020).

Effective Date. This book includes all revisions issued since the publication of DMM Issue 57 (dated 6-30-02). This edition includes all of the rate and classification changes effective June 30, 2002.

Summary of Changes. A description of revisions made since the publication of DMM Issue 57 is in I010. The summary of changes is presented in two ways: by effective date and by DMM module. Mailing standards in the DMM are amended or rescinded by notices in the Postal Bulletin or the Federal Register.

Availability

Public. The public can access the DMM and other publications in PDF and HTML formats on the Postal Explorer Web site at http://pe.usps.gov. The online DMM is updated monthly. Annual subscriptions for printed copies are available only through the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 202-512-1800.

USPS. Postal employees can access the DMM and other publications in PDF and HTML formats on the USPS Web site. The online DMM is updated monthly. Each printed issue of the DMM is distributed to postal facilities. Offices requiring more copies must order them through the Material Distribution Center using standard ordering procedures.

How to Use This Book. A “how-to” guide is located at the beginning of this book. Also included is a series of Quick Service Guides — two-page overviews of mail classification and preparation.

DMM Transformation Project. The DMM is being transformed into a series of printed documents and electronic systems that make it easy for readers to find information and understand USPS mailing requirements. Two publications are available now: the DMM 100, A Customer's Guide to Mailing, for retail customers, and the DMM 200-A, A Guide to Mailing for Businesses and Organizations. Both publications are in post offices and online at www.usps.com.

Comments. Contact your local post office, business mail entry unit, or rates and classification service center with comments or questions about the standards in this document (see G042 for addresses and telephone numbers).

 

 

Signature of Vice President of Pricing and Product Design.

Stephen M. Kearney
Vice President
Pricing and Classification

Domestic Mail Manual

DMM Issue 58 (8-10-03)

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Mailing Standards
Pricing and Classification
U.S. Postal Service

DMM Issue 58 (8-10-03)