Archive for April 18th, 2013

Implementation of Full-Service Intelligent Mail Required for Automation Prices

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From the DMM Advisory –

Our final rule to modify eligibility requirements for mailers to quality for automation prices was published in today’s Federal Register. Effective January 26, 2014, use of “full-service” Intelligent Mail® will be required to obtain automation prices for postcards (First-Class Mail® only), letters, and flats when using the following services: First-Class Mail, Standard Mail®, and Periodicals; and for flats mailed at Bound Printed Matter prices.

This final rule is the result of an extensive collaboration with the mailing industry.

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Quite possibly the most important DMM Advisory so far this year.  Pay attention.  Key words – REQUIRED.  And FULL SERVICE IMb.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 18th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

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Lawmaker: Postal reform bill coming ‘very soon’

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A key lawmaker plans to introduce comprehensive postal legislation soon, with hopes for final passage by October.

“I think we’re close,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said at a Wednesday hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Asked afterward when he would proceed with a bill, Issa, the committee’s chairman, said only “very soon.”

via Lawmaker: Postal reform bill coming ‘very soon’ | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.

Not holding my breath.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 18th, 2013 at 9:28 am

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