Final Rule on Changes in Service Standards

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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

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[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 http://about.usps.com/news/facility-studies/welcome.htm 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

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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