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Rate Case Impacts Mailers Council Meeting March 20. Agenda. USPS Proposal vs. PRC Recommendation Implementation Plan Mailing Standards Changes. First-Class Mail. First-Class Mail. First-Class Mail. Priority Mail. Express Mail. Standard Mail. Standard Mail. Periodicals.

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Rate Case Impacts

Mailers Council Meeting

March 20


Agenda
Agenda

  • USPS Proposal vs. PRC Recommendation

  • Implementation Plan

  • Mailing Standards Changes












International

Global Express Guaranteed

GXG document

GXG non-document

Global Express Mail

Airmail Parcel Post

Economy Parcel Post

Global Priority Mail

Airmail Letter Post

Economy Letter Post

Express Mail International

Priority Mail International

First-Class Mail International



Implementation

Stamp Distribution


Implementation

Communication

* All dates pending Governor’s action


Implementation

Communication


Implementation

Training


Implementation

In-Store Retail

Systems



First-Class Mail and Standard

Automation Letters

Reduced Overflow Tray Option

No change to rate eligibility and

required tray prep (85% full trays)

5-digit/scheme

overflow mail

AADC

overflow mail

3-digit/scheme

overflow mail

5-Digit/Scheme

optional

3-Digit/Scheme

L002

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L201/L011


Standard Mail ECR Letters

Discontinue DDU rates

DSCF eligibility when DDU entered

  • Prepared with simplified addresses

  • Mailers holding a mailing permit at the entry office

    • one mailing per day

    • Less than 2,500 pieces


Standard Mail ECR Letters

No Bundling Required

  • Full trays only for basic, high density,

    and saturation letters

    • Barcoded and auto-compatible

    • Up to 3 ounces

  • Group carrier routes within trays


Standard Mail Machinable Letters

Simplified Prep

  • Maximum letter weight – 3.3 ounces

  • No 5-digit or 3-digit* tray preparation

  • Tray preparation includes 3-D origin, AADC, and mixed AADC

    * Except optional 3-digit origin trays


Standard Mail Automation Flats

Flexibility Required

  • AFSM 100 standards

    • New flexibility standards

  • Required 5-digit/sch bundles

  • Required 3-digit/sch bundles

  • Required 5-digit/sch sacks


Standard Mail Non-Auto Flats

Flexibility Required

  • New scheme preparation

  • Rectangular requirement

  • Uniform thickness

  • Rigid pieces pay NFM or parcel rate


Standard Mail Not Flat-Machinable

New Category

  • Rigid

  • UFSM 1000 (over ¾” thick or over 15” L)

  • Optional 5-digit bundles on pallets

    • 5 piece minimum


Standard Mail Not Flat-Machinable

New Category

  • Less than 6 ounces

    • Sortation – 5-digit, 3-digit,

      ADC and mixed ADC

  • Allow DDU entry if sorted to 5-digit

  • No minimum when entered at DDU

5-Digit/

Scheme

L606

optional

Mixed

ADC

L009

3-Digit

L002

ADC

L004


Standard Mail Not Flat-Machinable

New Category

  • 6 ounces or more

    • Sortation – 5-digit, BMC/ASF

      and mixed BMC

  • Allow DDU entry if sorted to 5-digit

  • No minimum when entered at DDU

5-Digit/

Scheme

L606

optional

Mixed

BMC

L601

ASF

L602

BMC

L601


Standard Mail Parcels

New Rate Structure

Machinable rate tiers

Current Proposed

Irregular rate tiers

Current Proposed


Standard Mail Irregular Parcels

Different Prep

  • Tubes, rolls, triangles, etc., and

    pieces less than 2 ounces

  • Labeling

    • 5-digit/scheme L606

    • 3-digit L002

    • ADC L603

    • Mxd ADC L604


Standard Mail Irregular Parcels

Different Prep

  • Parcels 2 ounces or greater that are not tubes, rolls, triangles, etc

  • Labeling

    • 5-digit/scheme L606

    • 3-digit L002

    • ADC L004

    • Mxd ADC L009


Periodicals

Significant Changes

  • Bundle rates based on bundle level and container level

  • Container rates based on container type, level, and entry


Timeline

Final

Domestic

Standards

(March 21)

Final

International

Standards

(April)

2007

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Implementation (May )

Periodicals Implementation (TBD)

Governors Decision (March )

PRC Recommendation (Feb 28)

Proposed Periodicals Standards

(March 23)

Final

Periodicals Standards

(April 30)

Special

Postal

Bulletin

(April 5)


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