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Knowledge is Power….More Changes from the USPS

Over the last 4 years, the rate of change in the USPS has increased exponentially! As the USPS attempts to bring the revenue for each class of mail in lines with the cost (per the postal reform act of 2006) and institute accountability measures (Sarbanes/Oxley accountability act or SOX for short) many new rules and rates are being introduced. For the rest of the year, I will take a closer look at some new rules and or rates that are proposed or enacted. Of particular importance are the proposed rate increase for January 2011, the new deflectance rule for flats that went into effect in June (otherwise known as the “droop” test), and the relaxing of ride along and supplement requirements for periodicals (I need to give you some good news!).  Below are some links where you can get more information on these items. Your local PCC can be an excellent resource for postal information.

Federal register notice for periodical changes: http://pe.usps.gov/FRN/Periodicals_Content_final.pdf

Federal register notice for deflection (droop) rule change: http://pe.usps.gov/FRN/Deflection_final.pdf

Federal register notice for rate changes: http://pe.usps.gov/FRN/Domestic_Jan_2011_Exigent_proposed.pdf

Actual proposed rate table for Jan 2011: http://pe.usps.gov/prices/Prices_Jan2011.xls

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3 Comments »

  1. Very helpful Noah . . . Thanks!

    Respectfully,
    Paul Castain

    Comment by Paul Castain | September 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. The USPS is like Twitter 🙂 ! An ever changing, hard to understand entity but you have to try to figure it all out and keep on top of it. Glad you enjoyed the information, thank you for the feedback Paul. Hope you are having a good weekend!

    Comment by noahknoble | September 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. The URL’s weren’t working, but figured out the problem, they should all be working now. Sorry about that!

    -Noah

    Comment by noahknoble | September 12, 2010 | Reply


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