Picture Permit Imprint Indicia
The Postal Service will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 604.5 to add picture permit imprint indicia standards allowing customers to include business-related color images, such as corporate logos, company brand or trademarks, in the permit indicia area of First-Class Mail[supreg] full-service automation letters and postcards, and all Standard Mail[supreg] letters.
Advance Notice of Implementation of Full-Service Intelligent Mail Required for Automation Prices
The Postal Service is planning to move to the Full-Service Intelligent Mail[supreg] option to access automation prices for letters, postcards and flats, effective January 2014. The ``Full- Service'' Intelligent Mail program requires use of unique Intelligent Mail barcodes (IMb\TM\) applied to letter, postcard and flat mailpieces, trays, sacks, and containers, such as pallets, and submission of electronic mailing documentation. This plan includes the transition to the use of eDocumentation, along with additional information to support the By/For relationships, and replacement of the 10/24 transition tray label with the full use of the 24-digit tray label Intelligent Mail barcode format. This Federal Register document provides advance information to help mailers prepare and plan for the transition to Full-Service and asks for information about the possible challenges mailers perceive to moving to Full-Service, the operational changes they will have to make, the costs and benefits of those changes, and steps the Postal Service could take to assist mailers in moving to Full-Service. The USPS\TM\ looks forward to mailer feedback on all aspects of this plan. In addition, the USPS strongly encourages current Full-Service users to provide feedback about the benefits and value-added they have experienced by converting to Full-Service.
Authority To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
The Postal Service is adopting an editorial revision of the rules concerning inventory controls for Postage Evidencing Systems (PES). These changes are intended to clarify the rules, and reflect a change in the name of the office responsible for enforcing them.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
This rule establishes the responsibility of the providers of Postage Evidencing Systems (PES) to notify the U.S. Postal Service[supreg] of any cyber attacks to their systems.