Postal Service 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: E8-28386
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to amend its regulations relating to records and information management. The proposed revisions contain, in part, new provisions to comply with Executive Order (EO) 13,392, entitled ``Improving Agency Disclosure of Information.''
New Standards for Letter-Size Booklets and Folded Self-Mailers
Document Number: E8-30752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On March 14, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (Volume 73, Number 51, pages 13812-13813) an advance notice of our intent to develop new mailing standards for folded self-mailers and booklets mailed at automation and machinable letter prices. In that advance notice, we provided justification for these changes, announced a two-phase testing initiative, and reported the results of the first phase of testing. We invited comments from customers and asked that they suggest alternative booklet designs that could improve mailpiece performance. The following proposed rule is based on the results of completed testing. We propose revisions to tab size, tab location, paper weight, and dimensions for folded self-mailers and booklets mailed at automation or machinable letter prices.
Product Change-Priority Mail Contract 4 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-30611
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Priority Mail Contract 4 to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Product Change-Priority Mail Contract 2 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-30610
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Priority Mail Contract 2 to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Product Change-Parcel Return Service Contract 1 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-30609
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Parcel Return Service Contract 1 to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Product Change-Express Mail Contract 2 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-30576
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Express Mail Contract 2 to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Product Change-Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract 1 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-30573
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract 1 to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Product Change-Priority Mail Contract 3 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-30572
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Priority Mail Contract 3 to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Bylaws of the Board of Governors
Document Number: E8-30020
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service has adopted a considerable number of amendments to its Bylaws, set forth in subchapter A, parts 1 through 11, of title 39 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These amendments implement changes in the authority, responsibilities, and procedures of the Board made necessary by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA), Public Law 109-435. The Postal Service hereby publishes this final rule revising subchapter A to reflect the changes in the Board's Bylaws.
International Product Change-Inbound Express Mail International (EMS) From Foreign Posts
Document Number: E8-30153
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Inbound Express Mail International (EMS) from Foreign Postal Administrations to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. Sec. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30.
International Product Change-Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-30138
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.
Procedures To Adjudicate Claims for Personal Injury or Property Damage Arising Out of the Operation of the U.S. Postal Service
Document Number: E8-29299
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This rule amends the Postal Service's regulations concerning tort claims to clarify the procedure for amending claims, and to update mailing addresses.
Change in Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products
Document Number: E8-28098
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth changes in rates of general applicability for competitive products.
Pricing and Mailing Standards Changes for Shipping Services
Document Number: E8-27576
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to reflect changes to the prices and standards for the following Shipping Services: Express Mail[supreg] Priority Mail[supreg] Parcel Select[supreg] Parcel Return Service[supreg]
International Product Change-Canada Post-United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Competitive Services
Document Number: E8-27156
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of its intent to file a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add the Canada Post United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Competitive Services to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.
International Product Change-Canada Post-United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Market-Dominant Services
Document Number: E8-27148
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of its intent to file a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add the Canada Post United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Market-Dominant Services to the Market-Dominant Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and of its exercise of its authority to adjust rates for that product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3622.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-27146
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-26555
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Postal Service Board of Governors, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Standards for Postage and Fee Refunds
Document Number: E8-24537
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This rule modifies the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 604.9.0 to establish a minimum dollar amount for the issuance of checks by the USPS[supreg] for the refund of unused postage value in postage meters and PC Postage[supreg] accounts. In addition, we provide specific time frames and procedures for refunds of different types of postage produced by PC Postage and postage meter systems.
Product Change-Priority Mail Contract 1 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-24536
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Priority Mail Contract 1 to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-24534
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postage Payment for Bound Printed Matter Limited to Permit Imprint
Document Number: E8-22832
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
In this final rule, the Postal Service is revising mailing standards for all Bound Printed Matter (BPM). In March we filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a classification change requiring all mailings of Bound Printed Matter be paid by permit only. The Commission agreed, and we are moving forward with the change. Postage payment for BPM mailings: carrier route, presorted, and nonpresorted (single-piece) flats and parcels, regardless of volume, are limited to permit imprint. Mailers can no longer affix postage by adhesive stamps, postage meter, or PC Postage[supreg]. BPM will not be accepted at retail counters, in collection boxes, or by carriers and must be deposited and accepted at the Post OfficeTM facility that issued the permit. Merchandise Return Service (MRS) permit holders may continue to pay nonpresorted BPM prices on eligible items returned with a MRS label.
Marking Requirements for Parcel Select
Document Number: E8-22075
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to reflect changes to the marking requirements of our Shipping Services product, Parcel Select[supreg]. On May 21, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (Volume 73, Number 99) the proposed rule describing Parcel Select marking changes. This final rule revises the effective date to October 9, 2008 (proposed rule date was September 30, 2008) when Parcel Select shippers must use one of the following markings, as appropriate, on each Parcel Select package: For all destination entry packages, use ``Parcel Select''. For BMC presort entry packages, use ``Parcel Select BMC Presort'' or ``Parcel Select BMC PRSRT''. For OBMC presort entry packages (Inter-BMC) packages, use ``Parcel Select OBMC Presort'' or ``Parcel Select OBMC PRSRT''. For barcoded Intra-BMC and barcoded Inter-BMC packages, use ``Parcel Select Barcoded'' or ``Parcel Select BC''.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-21904
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: United States Postal Service, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
New Automation Requirements for Detached Address Labels
Document Number: E8-19803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes revisions to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) for detached address labels (DALs). To increase efficiency and reduce handling costs, we propose that DALs accompanying saturation mailings of Periodicals or Standard Mail[supreg] flats must be automation- compatible and have a correct delivery point POSTNETTM barcode or Intelligent Mail[supreg] barcode with an 11-digit routing code. This proposal would not apply to DALs with simplified addresses. To be consistent with the current requirement for return addresses, we are proposing to add DALs to DMM 602.1.5.3, Required Use of Return Address.
International Product Change-Global Plus 2 Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-19802
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Global Plus 2 Negotiated Service Agreements to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
International Product Change-Inbound Direct Entry Contracts
Document Number: E8-19801
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Inbound Direct Entry Contracts with Foreign Postal Administrations to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3).
Waiver of Signature Delivery Process
Document Number: E8-19340
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Postal Servicetm, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[reg]) to update the standards regarding delivery of Express Mail[reg] items with waiver of signature and return receipt for merchandise items with waiver of signature. Delivery employees deliver these items to the addressee's mail receptacle or other secure location without first attempting to obtain a signature from the addressee.
Implementation of New Standards for Intelligent Mail Barcodes
Document Number: E8-19339
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On April 30, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (Volume 73, Number 84, pages 23393-23403) proposed mailing standards to require the use of Intelligent Mail[supreg] barcodes on all letters and flats mailed at automation prices as of May 2010. We described two options for using Intelligent Mail barcodes as of May 2009: The basic option and the full-service option. In this final rule, we summarize comments received in response to our proposed rule and provide our new mailing standards for the use of Intelligent Mail barcodes.
Automated Clearing House (ACH) Debit Added as New Method of Payment for Express Mail Corporate Account Customers
Document Number: E8-18886
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), by making Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit a new method of payment for Express Mail[supreg] Corporate Account (EMCA) customers and eliminating the option to open new local trust accounts. The ACH system is a secure, private network that connects banks to one another by way of the Federal Reserve Board. This network enables electronic payments, such as ACH debits, to be handled and processed. EMCA customers will continue to have a total of three options to fund their accounts: Participate in the Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS); use a personal or business credit card; or authorize the USPS[supreg] to originate an ACH debit from a specified bank account. Existing EMCA customers that fund their account from a local trust account will still be required to maintain minimum balances. This final rule also revises the DMM by adding provisions to close an EMCA funded by ACH debit payments.
Request of the Postal Service To Add Express Mail Contract to Competitive Product List
Document Number: E8-18887
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the request of the Postal Service to add a new product (Express Mail Contract) to the competitive product list.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-16688
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-16343
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise the existing system of records entitled, ``Address Change, Mail Forwarding, and Related Services, 800.000.'' The modification clarifies the existing routine use relating to disclosure of customers' temporary changes of address to mailers; disclosure of changes of address to the American Red Cross; obtaining and sharing lists of individuals affected by disasters from other government agencies; disclosure of changes of address for domestic violence shelters; and allowances for alternative methods of customer authentication for the submission of change-of-address (COA) requests in times of emergencies as well as in the regular course of business. Background: The basic function of the United States Postal Service[supreg] at all times, and especially during an emergency, is to bind the nation together through the delivery of postal services to the American public. The severity and magnitude of past catastrophic events have led to an evaluation of our records management policies. After careful review, the Postal Service believes that revisions to certain policies regarding disclosure of temporary changes of address to mailers, as well as disclosure of address information to the American Red Cross and other government agencies would be helpful, promote clarity and improve the provision of services to persons displaced by catastrophic events. Modifications to the system of records will be reflected in Categories of Individuals Covered by the System; Categories of Records in the System; Purposes of Such Uses; and Storage, Retention, and Disposal. The record source(s) for this system has also been amended to include commercially available source(s) of customer dates of birth. Date of birth information may be collected and used for verification purposes in the event credit/debit card information is not available for electronically submitted changes of address, and only in the event of a natural or manmade disaster as determined by the Postal Service. As a form of verification, credit/ debit card information is currently required for both Internet and telephone COA submissions. As a way to accommodate the customer in times of disaster, and to maintain a level of protection for Postal Service customers from fraudulent submission, an alternative method (providing date of birth) was developed as a form of identification and verification. In addition, the Postal Service continues to encourage the use of USPS.com[supreg] for secure and convenient online change-of-address submissions. The Postal Service currently requires a valid credit/debit card to authenticate a customer and to complete a change-of-address request online. We have found that many customers wish to use our online service; however, they are unable to because they do not possess the appropriate credit/debit card required for the authentication process. In order to accommodate those customers, the Postal Service plans to pilot test an alternative authentication option for online change-of-address submissions. The objective of the test is to determine, if given a choice, which types of identification customers prefer to provide as a method of authentication. For this test, customers will be offered a choice of authentication methods. They may continue to provide a credit/debit card OR as an alternative, they may choose to provide their driver's state and license number and their date of birth. If customers choose the latter, the customers' driver's state and license number and date of birth, along with their name and previous address, will be validated through the use of an authorized commercial database. The test will be conducted for a limited period of time and will include a small sample set of customers requesting to change their address on USPS.com. At the completion of the test period, results will be analyzed to determine if the objectives have been met. If the test is determined to be successful, this process may be implemented nationally. The privacy and security of the mail, including the change-of- address process is the core of the Postal Service brand. Over the course of its history, the Postal Service has built a trusted brand with the public. New technology and processes continue to be developed that bring added value and improved customer service to our networks. As always, the Postal Service will only use technology, or adapt technology, in a way that ensures that the privacy and security of the mail and its customers are maintained at the highest levels. The current proposal for change-of-address authentication is no exception. The USPS has carefully analyzed the need, usage, and benefits of an alternative authentication method, while establishing procedures that would properly address privacy and security needs. The Postal Service has considered and incorporated privacy and security features regarding use of commercial source(s) for the collection and verification of driver's license information and date of birth. The Postal Service has limited the type and amount of data provided to the commercial source(s) to only name, previous address, date of birth, driver's state and license number (for non-emergency) and telephone number. The commercial source(s) will purge all personal information once the transaction is completed and will limit the data returned. No personal information will be returned; output fields will only contain confirmation of authentication. In emergency situations, the Postal Service automated system will permit customers to enter their name and date of birth and will confirm this information. The customers' entry will be securely transmitted to the commercial database for verification. Strict limitations have also been placed around the use of the data by the Postal Service, as well as how data are provided to the commercial source(s). When customers enter their information online at USPS.com to request either an emergency change of address or for the alternative authentication test, which are both covered by the Privacy Act, they will be provided details on how their information is protected through the Privacy Act Statement. If customers do not have a credit/debit card number to use as a form of identification/verification, they will be asked for their date of birth as an alternative in an emergency, or both driver's state and license number and date of birth as an additional authentication method in non-emergency situations. Customers may decline to provide this information and submit their change-of- address request via hard copy mail. Two other revisions are also included in this notice. First, online user information for Internet change-of-address requests (to include Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, operating system versions, browser version, date and time of connection, and geographic location) is listed as a new record category. This information may be disclosed to law enforcement personnel in order to aid the United States Postal Inspection Service to investigate cases of fraudulent online activity. Second, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, 108 Stat. 1796, requires the Postal Service to ``secure the confidentiality of domestic violence shelters and abused persons' addresses.'' To further provide protection for address changes for domestic violence shelters and Court Ordered Protected Individuals (COPI), the Postal Service will revise routine uses ``a'' and ``b'' to clarify that domestic violence shelters may limit disclosure of their change-of-address information.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-16286
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise the existing system of records entitled ``Emergency Management Records 500.300.'' The modifications amend an existing routine use to further clarify how records relating to USPS employees and individuals responding to, or affected by, natural disasters or manmade hazards are disclosed to government agencies or disaster relief organizations.
Treatment of Undeliverable Books and Sound Recordings
Document Number: E8-15223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is proposing to revise the mailing standards for the treatment of books and sound recordings that are found loose in the mail or undeliverable as addressed. The revision would eliminate confusion and simplify procedures.
Waiver of Signature Delivery Process
Document Number: E8-15212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes revisions to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to update the standards regarding delivery of Express Mail[supreg] items with waiver of signature requested and return receipt for merchandise items with waiver of signature requested. We propose that employees deliver these shipments without first attempting to obtain a signature from the addressee.
Address Facing Standards for Presort Bundles on Pallets
Document Number: E8-12148
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the mailing standards requiring mailers to place presort bundles on pallets with the addresses facing up.
Service Barcode Required for Priority Mail Open and Distribute Container Address Labels
Document Number: E8-12056
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
In this final rule the Postal Service provides new mailing standards to require the use of a concatenated UCC/EAN Code 128 Service barcode with a unique Service Type Code ``55'' on all Priority Mail[supreg] Open and Distribute container address labels. A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 100), requiring the use of a concatenated UCC/EAN Code 128 Delivery Confirmation\TM\ service barcode. Although no comments were received in response to the proposed rule, because of the modification we decided to publish a second proposed rule. No comments were received in response to the second proposed rule published on April 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 77). However, we have extended the effective date from May 12, 2008, to July 1, 2008.
Mailing Requirement Changes for Parcel Select
Document Number: E8-11210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This proposal would revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to reflect changes to the mailing requirements of our Shipping Services product, Parcel Select[supreg], by requiring new markings on BMC-Presort or OBMC-Presort (Inter-BMC), and origin-entered Barcoded Intra-BMC and Barcoded Inter-BMC packages.
Repositionable Notes Transitioned from an Experimental Test to a Permanent Classification
Document Number: E8-10420
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On February 27, 2008, the Postal Service\TM\, in accordance with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, gave notice to the Postal Regulatory Commission, that the Governors of the Postal Service established Repositionable Notes (RPNs) as a permanent classification. The 3 by 3 removable, paper notes are an optional feature for commercial First-Class Mail[reg], Periodicals, and Standard Mail[reg].
Revised Standards for Postage and Fee Refunds
Document Number: E8-10358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This revised proposed rule will modify the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[reg]) 604.9.0 to establish a minimum dollar amount for the issuance of checks by the USPS[reg] for the refund of unused postage value in postage meters and PC Postage[reg] accounts. In addition, we provide specific time frames and procedures for refunds of different types of postage produced by PC Postage and postage meter systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-10183
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise the following existing systems of records titled, ``USPS 810.100, https://www.usps.com Registration,'' ``USPS 810.200, https://www.usps.com Ordering, Payment and Fulfillment,'' and ``USPS 860.000, Financial Transactions.'' The modifications clarify user information in Categories of Records in the System, Purpose, Retention and Disposal and Systems Manager(s). Background: The Postal Service's commitment to universal service is based on a foundation of providing secure products and services to postal customers. As a trusted organization, the Postal Service faces a variety of security challenges which require investigative, preventive, and security responses. The Postal Service works collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure new postal products and services are secure, thus maintaining customers' confidence in the mail and satisfying their personal and business needs. This includes providing postal customers with secure access to products and services in all channels. As online access to retail products and services has grown, new types of fraudulent activities have emerged to challenge the security of online transactions. The Postal Service has responded by developing fraud prevention initiatives designed to protect the security of financial transactions on usps.com. These initiatives include enhanced capabilities for ensuring the accuracy and security of credit card transactions conducted by national and international customers on usps.com. Modifications to the systems of records will be reflected in the Categories of Records in the System as it relates to business-specific and user information, purpose, and retention and disposal of online user information.
General Information on Postal Service
Document Number: E8-9498
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service announces the issuance of Issue 300, dated January 8, 2006; Issue 300, dated March 15, 2007; and Issue 300, dated May 14, 2007, of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), and their incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.
New Address Requirements for Automation, Presorted, and Carrier Route Flat-Size Mail
Document Number: E8-8621
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service adopts new address placement and formatting requirements for Periodicals, Standard Mail[supreg], Bound Printed Matter, Media Mail[supreg], and Library Mail flat-size pieces sent at automation, presorted, or carrier route prices. We also adopt related revisions for automation and presorted First-Class Mail[supreg] flats.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-9497
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Implementation of New Standards for Intelligent Mail® Barcodes
Document Number: E8-9502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On January 7, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (Volume 73, Number 4) an advance notice of our intention to require the use of Intelligent Mail barcodes on all letters and flats mailed at automation prices as of January, 2009. We presented our Intelligent Mail vision and asked for comments from our customers. We described two options for using Intelligent Mail barcodes: The basic option and the full-service option. In this proposed rule, we have summarized comments and are now publishing our revised mailing standards for the use of Intelligent Mail barcodes.
Board of Governors Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-8865
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Service Barcode Required for Priority Mail Open and Distribute Container Address Labels
Document Number: E8-8228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
In this proposed rule the Postal Service provides new mailing standards to require the use of a concatenated UCC/EAN Code 128 Service barcode with a unique Service Type Code ``55'' on all Priority Mail[reg] Open and Distribute container address labels. A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 100, pages 29100-29101), requiring the use of a concatenated UCC/EAN Code 128 Delivery Confirmation service barcode. Although no comments were received in response to the proposed rule, because of the modification we have decided to publish a second proposed rule to solicit any new comments.
Pricing and Requirement Changes for Competitive Products
Document Number: E8-8210
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to reflect changes to the prices and standards for the following competitive products, now referred to as Shipping Services:
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-6245
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions