Postal Service September 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New Pallet Preparation Standards for Periodicals
Document Number: 2012-23417
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 705.8.10.2 to align pallet preparation standards for Periodicals with those currently required for Periodicals prepared in sacks and similar containers. The Postal Service will also align the preparation standards for merged pallets of Periodicals in DMM 705.10, 705.12 and 705.13 with other DMM sections by allowing mailers using these programs to place Periodicals bundles directly on mixed area distribution center (ADC) pallets.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-23082
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-23081
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-22511
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify seven General and Customer Privacy Act Systems of Records. These modifications are being made to account for updates to the system location, system manager(s) and address, and notification procedures due to an organizational re-design. Also included is the addition of previously omitted disclosure information, the removal of records not retained or which are outdated, the correction of retention times, and the additional disclosure of customs records. Lastly, a new system of records is included for the Judicial Officer.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
Document Number: 2012-22510
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This rule updates the security and revenue protection features of the Computerized Meter Resetting System (CMRS) to reflect recommended changes in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures.
Holiday Mobile Shopping Promotion
Document Number: 2012-22507
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service will revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 709.3 to add a new temporary promotion during November of 2012 for Presorted and automation First-Class Mail[supreg] cards, letters, and flats, and Standard Mail[supreg] letters and flats bearing two-dimensional mobile barcodes or equivalent print technology.
Product Change-Express Mail, Priority Mail, & First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-22014
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-21860
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Retirement of FASTforward
Document Number: 2012-21738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 602.5.0 to terminate the use of FASTforward[supreg] technology as a Move Update option for commercial First-Class Mail[supreg], First-Class Package ServiceTM, Standard Mail[supreg], and Parcel Select LightweightTM mailings.
Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to Administrative Offsets Initiated Against Former Employees of the Postal Service
Document Number: 2012-21617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document proposes revisions to the rules of practice of the Judicial Officer in proceedings relative to administrative offsets initiated against former employees of the Postal Service. These revisions would update the rules to reflect changes in the Postal Service's debt collection regulations and procedures. This document also proposes minor revisions to eliminate outdated provisions and conform the rules to the Judicial Officer's existing practice.