Archive for July, 2013

Postal Regulatory Commissioner Nominee

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“President Obama Announces PRC nomination” http://feedly.com/k/15lIxEH

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 26th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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Package Simplification and Priority Mail® Insurance Enhancement

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From the DMM Advisory, ironic subject line of the week (that’s correct this is the USPS idea of “simplification”).  Ready?  Go:

Package Simplification and Priority Mail® Insurance Enhancement 

Effective Sunday, July 28, the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) includes changes to rename Express Mail® as Priority Mail Express™ (PME). No changes are being made to its existing service features. Additionally:

  • Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) is now USPS® Corporate Account (USPSCA).
  • USPS-provided expedited packaging is redesigned; however, all existing packaging supplies may be used until depleted.
  • Additionally, insurance coverage is included at no additional charge for barcoded domestic Priority Mail (PM) pieces (except for Merchandise Return Service, Priority Mail Open and Distribute or Premium Forwarding Service pieces) as follows:

$100.00 for PM pieces bearing an Intelligent Mail™ package barcode (IMpb) and for which the mailer pays Commercial Plus® prices.

$50.00 for PM pieces bearing an IMpb or USPS retail tracking barcode.

                        Note: See DMM 503 and 609 for additional information on insurance coverage and claims.

Mailers should update their indicia to Priority Mail Express before January 26, 2014.

Available delivery day-specific designations for PME will be included on retail receipts and on customer shipping labels. And 1-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day, International, Military and DPO will be considered “add-ons” to the PM mail-class name. For example:

Before                                                  Now with Day-Specific and Other “add-ons”

Express Mail                                        Priority Mail Express 1-Day

Priority Mail Express 2-Day

 

Priority Mail                                          Priority Mail 1-Day

Priority Mail 2-Day

Priority Mail 3-Day

Priority Mail Military

Priority Mail DPO

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 25th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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Ending Saturday mail delivery included in bill approved by House panel

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 24th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

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PRC denies USPS motion to extend time on GameFly case

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 24th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

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PostalOne Patch Release- new Mail.dat Client Required

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From the PostalOne Help Desk

Attention PostalOne!® Users

PostalOne!® Release 35.0.1:   This patch release repairs known issues in PostalOne!®  and will be deployed during the scheduled maintenance window of 4:00AM CT through 8:00AM CT on Sunday, July 28 , 2013.  This will be done in a rolling fashion and there will be no planned outage during the software deployment.

There will be a new, required Mail.dat® client with this release.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 24th, 2013 at 10:54 am

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Cummings: No Dem votes expected for Issa postal plan

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Tuesday that he does not expect any Democratic colleagues to back a Republican bill to revamp the U.S. Postal Service.

The Oversight panel is scheduled to mark up Chairman Darrell Issa’s measure on Wednesday, after the California Republican toned down some of his proposals from the last Congress.

But Cummings told The Hill on Tuesday that, without pretty significant changes, Issa’s postal plan will once again have to pass the committee without Democratic votes.

“I think we’ll have a good discussion,” Cummings said. “But I think in the end, it’s going to be very difficult.”

via Cummings: No Dem votes expected for Issa postal plan – The Hill’s On The Money.

Inaction and more talk, business as usual at Congress.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 24th, 2013 at 9:25 am

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Quad/Graphics Exhorts Congress to Act Swiftly on Postal Reform

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 23rd, 2013 at 8:08 am

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Carpet Statement on Reform

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“Sen. Carper statement regarding Issa’s Postal bill” http://feedly.com/k/12QHUD9

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 19th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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Greeting Card Association Statement on Proposed Reform

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“GCA Statement on Postal Reform Act of 2013” http://feedly.com/k/12QHywi

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 19th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

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Postal Reform

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“Issa Officially Introduces The Postal Reform Act” http://feedly.com/k/1aZHlfz

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 19th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

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