Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
November 8, 2011
November DMM Update
Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com) is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Yesterday, we updated our mailing standards to include the following changes:
Listing of USPS-Approved Adult Fowl Mailing Containers
We revised 601.9.3.4 to add a reference for a new listing of USPS-approved container vendors for the mailing of adult fowl and other approved birds.
Centralization of Move Update and ZIP Code Accuracy Standards
Post Office (PO) Box Fee Groups for Merged Locations
We revised 508.4.0 to allow Post Office Box (PO Box) fee groups to be merged into a single location due to Post Office mergers and to have the ability to change a fee group more than one higher or lower level at a time in limited circumstances.
Suspension of Periodicals Privileges
We revised 707.8.3.4 to amend the authority for noncompliance from the postmaster to the Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC) when a publisher does not file PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, or publish the information provided on the form.
USPS Return Services
We revised 126.1.0, 136.1.0, 156.1.0 and 705.24.0 to introduce new options designed for the return of merchandise; and to add a new subchapter 505 to consolidate all other USPS return service standards.
Reassignment of ZIP Codes Between NDCs and ASFs: Revision to Destination Entry Exhibits
Our next scheduled DMM update is January 22.