Archive for April 16th, 2012

United States Postal Service – Service Standards Tool/Map

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USPS Service Standards tool – Display map, and download Future look as well.  What do you think?

Disclaimer from the site:
It cannot be overemphasized that the degree to which service standards will actually change depends upon (a) the outcome of all AMP studies, (b) the amendments to 39 C.F.R. Part 121 that result from the market dominant product service standard rulemaking, and (c) any further modifications that result from consideration of the advisory opinion issued by the Postal Regulatory Commission conclusion of their review. The potential service standards depicted are only illustrative, and are provided solely for the purpose of indicating the nature and magnitude of the service standard changes that could potentially result from the network consolidation plan under review. This should not be interpreted as reflecting that any service change decisions associated with the proposal have been made or implemented.

via United States Postal Service – Service Standards.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 16th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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Intelligent Mail barcodes

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Are you still using POSTNET?  Why?

USPS push to IMb before requirement (really this time!) , this was posted over the weekend at RIBBS…

IMb_Brochure_April2012.pdf application/pdf Object.

Watch for a future blog post specific to what I think of the IMb Tool the USPS is pushing for small businesses…a disturbing trend continues.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 16th, 2012 at 11:38 am

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US regulators to streamline reviews of major changes at USPS | Post & Parcel

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USPS has said it wants to see advisory opinions issued within 90 days of issuing its proposals, and a removal of requirements for evidence to be submitted via trial-type formal hearings.

The Commission said it is interested in views on whether its process, including requirements for a “hearing on the record”, can be improved.

Comments on the advisory opinion will now be accepted within a two-month window.

via US regulators to streamline reviews of major changes at USPS | Post & Parcel.

The PRC is very serious about the comment process – if you have comments to make, whether in support of the PRC proposals or against it, they do want to hear them.  This system works best when affected parties actively engage.  Send in your comments for review.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 16th, 2012 at 9:26 am

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