Archive for November 16th, 2012

Standard Mail Proposed Rates Rejected by Postal Regulatory Commission

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As reported by MFSA:

The PRC has issued a decision on the Postal Service’s proposed rates for Market-Dominant products.

The commission approved all proposed price and classification changes EXCEPT for Standard Mail. Stating that the proposed prices for Standard Mail flats failed to conform to the PRC’s directives to move those rates closer to 100% cost coverage, it remanded ALL Standard Mail rates back to the USPS. The PRC noted that there would still be time for those rates to be adjusted, refiled, and reviewed again by the commission in time for the planned 1/27/2013 implementation date.

Thanks goes to Leo Raymond, MFSA, for providing this breaking news.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 16th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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Extension of Deadline for Intelligent Mail Package Barcode Use to January 28, 2013

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From the DMM Advisory

The Postal Service™ is extending the deadline for the mandatory use of Intelligent Mail® package barcodes (IMpb) to January 28, 2013, from our previously announced deadline of January 7, 2013.

The January 7, 2013, mandatory-use date was first announced in the September 27, 2011, Federal Register final rule (76 FR 59504-59512) and also in the November 17, 2011, Postal Bulletin (PB 22324).

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 16th, 2012 at 11:10 am

Posted in USPS

dogs dressed up like mail carriers

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14 Incredibly Cute dogs dressed up like mail carriers | Ruralinfo.net.

Sorry for the interruption, couldn’t help but post this one.  Its been a long week.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 16th, 2012 at 6:36 am

Posted in USPS