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March 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. Today we updated our mailing standards to include the following changes:

 

Business Reply Mail

We revised 505.1.0 to clarify the standards for BRM labels. We published this information in the February 2, 2017, Postal Bulletin.

 

Manifest Mailing System

We revised 705.2.0 to clarify the mail eligible for the Manifest Mailing System (MMS) program and to identify the source for the MMS minimum volume requirements. We published this information in the February 2, 2017, Postal Bulletin.

 

USPS Tracking

We revised 503 to clarify USPS Tracking® eligibility. We published this information in the February 16, 2017, Postal Bulletin.

 

Additional Mailing Standard Changes for Domestic Mailing Services Products

We revised various related sections of the DMM to reflect changes to mailing standards that were missed in the final rule published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2016. We published this information in the February 16, 2017, Postal Bulletin.

 

Full-Service Automation Option

We revised 705.23.0 to provide new Publication 6850, Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats, available on PostalPro at http://postalpro.usps.com, as a reference for the full-service automation option including verification and assessment criteria. We published this information in the February 16, 2017, Postal Bulletin.

 

Media Mail and Library Mail

We revised 270 in various sections to clarify flat-size mail preparation and update DMM references. We published this information in the March 3, 2017, Postal Bulletin.

 

Our next scheduled DMM update is April 3, 2017.

 

The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com)

 

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