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Update on Proposed Prices and Standards Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee. Steve Kearney Vice President, Pricing & Classification Joe Moeller Manager, Pricing Sharon Daniel Manager, Mailing Standards John Nagla Manager, Implementation November 2006.

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Update on Proposed Prices and Standards

Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee

Steve Kearney

Vice President, Pricing & Classification

Joe Moeller

Manager, Pricing

Sharon Daniel

Manager, Mailing Standards

John Nagla

Manager, Implementation

November 2006

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Update on Proposed Prices and Standards

Timeline and Important Dates

Proposed Standards

Comment Period Ends

(November 13)

Revised

Standards

(Early January)

Final

Standards

(Early March)

2006 2007

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

10 Months

Interim Final

Standards

(Early February)

Proposed Standards

(September 27)

1 Year

Filing Date (May 3, 2006)

Litigation (May through March 2007)

PRC Recommendation (March 2)

Implementation Decision (Early March)

Implementation (May 6)

We Are

Here

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Update on Proposed Prices and Standards

The rate case

57 Interveners

2,962 interrogatories

54 pieces of testimony filed by interveners

Hearings through November 8

Rebuttal testimony due November 20

December: More hearings, and briefs

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Periodicals – Outside-County

Container Charge

85¢ container charge applies to pallets, sacks, and trays

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Flats

Automation

  • AFSM 100 standards with new flexibility criteria
  • Rigid pieces pay parcel or Not Flat-Machinable prices
  • Required scheme preparation

12” max.

5” min.

Height

Thickness

  • Min: 0.009”
  • Max: 3/4”

Length

6” min.

15” max.

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Standard Mail

Not Flat-Machinable

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Standard Mail

Not Flat-Machinable

  • 5-digit, 3-digit, ADC, mixed ADC prices
  • DDU-entry if sorted to 5-digit/scheme (no minimum)
  • Follow parcel preparation (no bundles)
    • Less than 6 oz., nonmachinable preparation
      • 5-digit/scheme, 3-digit, ADC, mxd ADC
    • 6 oz. and over, machinable preparation
      • 5-digit/scheme, BMC, mxd BMC
  • Optional 5-digit bundles on pallets
    • 5-piece minimum required to qualify for 5-digit price
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National Customer Rulings

Mailpiece review prior to production

One-on-one discussions

Ensures consistent acceptance

52 current participants

Over 600 Rulings last year

Contact:

Greg Hall

Manager, National Customer RulingsPricing and Classification Service Center90 Church Street, Suite 3100New York, NY 10007-2951

E-mail: gregory.a.hall@usps.gov

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Communicating

  • USPS.com/ratecase
  • DMM Advisory
    • Subscribe: dmmadvisory@usps.com