Final Rule on Changes in Service Standards


An Advance Copy of the Final Rule on the "Revised Service Standards for Market-Dominant Mail Products" has been posted on the Federal Register.  You can see the Final Rule here. There's  a discussion of the Final Rule, written in advance of its publication, here.

Final Rule to Revise USPS Service Standards


[from a USPS Industry Alert] Today the Postal Service sent the final rule to revise service standards for market-dominant mail products to the Federal Register.  The final rule will be posted on our “Information for Mailers” webpage at by COB Monday, May 21. Highlights excerpted from the final rule are provided below. Highlights The Postal Service is adopting new rules for market-dominant … Read More

First-Class Mail Gets Slower: The Declining USPS Service Standards


by DON CHENEY When Airmail was abolished in 1977, the Postal Service promised America, "All First-Class mail is going to fly." When Third-Class mail was changed to Single-Piece Standard in 1996 and then abolished as a separate category, USPS said it would "all go First Class." Now First-Class Mail is going to have yet another day added to its service … Read More