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The "current" proposal of the USPS has received a huge amount of industry pushback due to its apparent over penalization of purported move update requirement violations as detected using MERLIN during mail detection performed during mail entry.
Recently the USPS drafted a new penalty proposal and reviewed this with several industry members...
As indicated in a previous Postology Report the USPS is interested in reducing delivery from six to five days per week and that Congress is seemly more attuned to the idea.
The USPS is very serious about 5-Day delivery!
Even with a reduction in the required pre-funding of retiree healthcare benefits the savings would not be sufficient to stave off the USPS from losing billions a year. The USPS had budgeted to cut costs an additional $5.9 billion over the two year period of 2009 through 2010...
DMM Advisory: Folded Self-Mailers -Test Samples Needed.
The DMA is searching for examples of die-cut, enclosure, or any folded self-mailers with unique design characteristics...
When the Postman Comes Knocking About Move Update Requirements
In the Pitney Bowes Communication Intelligence blog, David Robinson reported that "At our user's conference last month, a number of mailers mentioned that they had recently been contacted by USPS postal inspectors...
Dallas Post Office Facility Closing?
According to the Dallas Morning News, "The Dallas Main Post Office, which employs 1,800 people at a sprawling facility along Interstate 30 just west of downtown, would seem to be too big to fail...