Pending Periodicals Publications
REVISED June 2006
Customer Support Ruling discusses the privileges a publication
pending Periodicals authorization is eligible to receive. It also
discusses combined mailings of pending and authorized Periodicals
Domestic Mail Manual
(DMM) 707.5.1 provides that copies of pending Periodicals may not be
mailed at Periodicals rates before the Pricing and Classification
Service Center (PCSC) approves the application for Periodicals
mailing privileges. However, copies of pending Periodicals that are
properly identified under DMM 707.4.11 and presorted according to
Periodicals preparation requirements are entitled to receive all the
same privileges as authorized Periodicals publications.
Mailing privileges for pending Periodicals publications include, but
are not limited to:
Pending publications must receive preferential treatment for
Periodicals in processing and delivery.
Pending publications that are undeliverable as addressed must
receive forwarding, return, and address correction service as
prescribed in DMM 507.1.5.2, pertaining to Periodicals mail.
They may contain properly prepared (and paid) loose enclosures,
including enclosures prepared and paid at the Ride-Along rate.
They may be prepared in editions, or in parts or sections, or
with supplements, under the applicable DMM standards.
Combined Mailings may consist of copies of authorized
Periodicals publications, pending Periodicals publications, or a
combination of both.
United States Postal Service
Washington DC 20260-3436