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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included is the addition of previously omitted disclosure information, the removal of records not retained or which are outdated, the correction of retention times, and the additional disclosure of customs records.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.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-21346
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-20800
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
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.
Electronic Transmission of Customs Data-Outbound International Letter-Post Items
Document Number: 2012-20583
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) to require that customs data be electronically transmitted for international letter-post mailpieces bearing a customs declaration form when the items are paid with a permit imprint.
Transfer of Outbound Single-Piece First-Class Mail International Packages and Rolls to Competitive Product List
Document Number: 2012-20181
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service hereby provides notice that it has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to transfer Outbound Single-Piece First-Class Mail International Packages (Small Packets) and Rolls from the market-dominant product list to the competitive product list.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-20096
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-20095
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-20093
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-20091
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
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: 2012-19976
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
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: 2012-19975
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
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-Express Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-19724
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
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: 2012-19722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
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: 2012-19721
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Post Office Organization and Administration: Establishment, Classification, and Discontinuance
Document Number: 2012-19201
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the provisions concerning the discontinuance of USPS[supreg]-operated retail facilities to incorporate conforming changes in Post Office \TM\ classification and terminology.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-18957
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify a Customer Privacy Act System of Records. These modifications reflect the needs of two new Postal Service programs to assist customers with package and mail tracking. Also, there is an update to the current system manager's title.
Domestic Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2012-18590
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) dated June 24, 2012, and its incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-18224
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
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.
Proposed Eligibility Criteria for Bound Printed Matter Parcels
Document Number: 2012-18085
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is considering the adoption of a new criterion for eligibility of Bound Printed Matter (BPM) parcels by adding a physical density threshold for individual mailpieces.
Board of Governors Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-18065
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-17636
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
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-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-17634
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
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-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-17633
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
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-Every Door Direct Mail-Retail
Document Number: 2012-17300
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service hereby provides notice of filing of a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Every Door Direct MailRetail to the market-dominant product list within the Mail Classification Schedule.
Authorization to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems; Discontinued Indicia
Document Number: 2012-17067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to amend the rules concerning the manufacture and distribution of postage evidencing systems to clarify that effective January 1, 2016, all postage evidencing systems (postage meters and PC Postage[supreg] products) will be required to produce Information-Based Indicia (IBI) or Intelligent Mail[supreg] Indicia (IMI) for evidence of pre-paid postage, and that indicia from noncompliant systems will not be recognized as valid postage.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-16869
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify a Customer Privacy Act System of Records. These modifications reflect the addition of language preferences selected by the customer and an update to the system manager's title.
New Express Mail Price Category-Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope
Document Number: 2012-16488
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-10
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 expand Express Mail[supreg] product options to include a new Padded Flat Rate Envelope.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-15928
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
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.
New Pallet Preparation Standards for Periodicals
Document Number: 2012-15927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is proposing to revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), to align pallet preparation standards for Periodicals with those currently required for Periodicals prepared in sacks and similar containers.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-15924
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
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-Express Mail & Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-15780
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
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: 2012-15606
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify fifteen of its General and Customer Privacy Act Systems of Records. These modifications largely reflect the title and address changes and notification procedures resulting from an organizational re-design of the Postal Service. Also included are minor revisions to the category of records covered by the system and in the system.
Product Change-Parcel Select and Parcel Return Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-14936
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-20
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, Computer Matching Program: United States Postal Service and the Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense
Document Number: 2012-14308
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] (Postal Service[supreg]) plans to participate as the recipient agency in a computer matching program with the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), Department of Defense (DoD), as the source agency. The purpose of this agreement is to verify continuing eligibility for the TRICARE Reserve Select Program (TRS) or TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) by identifying TRS and TRR recipients who are eligible for or receiving health coverage under Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), and to terminate TRS or TRR benefits if appropriate.
International Service Change-Timor-Leste
Document Number: 2012-13637
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
At the request of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, the Postal Service is adding this country to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect Timor-Leste's independence from Indonesia, and its joining the Universal Postal Union as a separate member country.
POSTNET Barcode Discontinuation
Document Number: 2012-13636
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects an earlier revision to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) which discontinued price eligibility based on the use of POSTNETTM barcodes on all types of mail. The correction adds DMM revisions that were inadvertently omitted in the original final rule.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Board of Governors
Document Number: 2012-13377
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Service Standards for Market-Dominant Mail Products
Document Number: 2012-12564
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the service standards for market-dominant mail products, as part of its Network Rationalization initiative. Some portions of the new standards will be implemented in two phases.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11788
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11787
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11786
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11784
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11783
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11782
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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.