600 Basic Standards For All Mailing Services

600 Basic Standards for All Mailing Services


1.0 General Standards


3.0 Packaging

4.0 Acceptable Mailing Containers

5.0 Handling, Content, and Extra Service Markings

6.0 Mailing Containers—Special Types of Envelopes and Packaging

7.0 Packaging Standards for Mail Processed at Network Distribution Centers

8.0 Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail

9.0 Written, Printed, and Graphic Matter Generally

602 Addressing

1.0 Elements of Addressing

2.0 Restrictions

3.0 Use of Alternative Addressing

4.0 Detached Address Labels (DALs) and Detached Marketing Labels (DMLs)

5.0 Move Update Standards

6.0 ZIP Code Accuracy Standards

7.0 Carrier Route Accuracy Standard

8.0 Presort Accuracy Validation and Evaluation (PAVE)

9.0 Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS)

10.0 Dual Shipping Labels

11.0 Commercial Plus One Mailpieces

604 Postage Payment Methods and Refunds

1.0 Stamps

2.0 Stamped Stationery

3.0 Precanceled Stamps

4.0 Postage Meters and PC Postage Products (“Postage Evidencing Systems”)

5.0 Permit Imprint (Indicia)

6.0 Payment of Postage

7.0 Computing Postage

8.0 Insufficient or Omitted Postage

9.0 Exchanges and Refunds

10.0 Postage Due Weight Averaging Program

607 Mailer Compliance and Appeals of Classification Decisions

1.0 Mailer Compliance With Mailing Standards

2.0 Rulings on Mailing Standards

3.0 Revenue Deficiency

608 Postal Information and Resources

1.0 About the Domestic Mail Manual

2.0 Domestic Mail

3.0 Post Offices and Holidays

4.0 Philatelic (Stamp Collecting) Services

5.0 Private Express Statutes

6.0 Complaints and Postal Law Violations

7.0 Trademarks and Copyrights of the USPS

8.0 USPS Contact Information

9.0 Postal Zones

10.0 Forms of Identification

609 Filing Indemnity Claims for Loss or Damage

1.0 General Filing Instructions

2.0 Providing Proof of Loss or Damage

3.0 Providing Evidence of Insurance and Value

4.0 Claims

5.0 Compensation

6.0 Adjudication of Claims