June 2016 DMM Update

From the US Postal Service:

June 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:

Full-Service Automation Option

We revised 705.23.0 to add a new sub-section on the Mail Anywhere program. We published this information in the May 26, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

Extra Service Refunds

We revised 604.9.2.4g. to clarify that extra service fees will not be refunded for undeliverable Certified Mail®, Return Receipt for Merchandise (RRM), and Signature Confirmation™ mailpieces when they have received the proper event scan (e.g., UAA, Refused, etc.). We published this information in the May 26, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

Optional Combined Parcel Mailings

We revised 705.21.1.1 to clarify that the minimum volume requirement for Parcel Select Lightweight® parcels in a combined parcel mailing under 705.21.0, is 200 pieces or 50 pounds. We published this information in the May 26, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

Missing Mail

We revised 507.1.9 by adding a new sub-section 1.9.3, Customer Inquiry. We published this information in the May 12, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

Mailer Endorsements for Parcel Select Lightweight Pieces

We revised 507.1.5.3 to specify that Parcel Select Lightweight® pieces, which currently include USPS Tracking® service, will no longer be required to include any specific ancillary service endorsements. We published this information in the April 28, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

Minimum Paper Basic Weight Standards

We revised 201.3.2 to provide the minimum paper basis weight for envelopes or letter-size mailpieces sealed along all four sides. We published this information in the April 28, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

Return Receipt for Merchandise

We revised 503 to reinsert the language for Return Receipt for Merchandise (RRM) service. We published this information in the April 28, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

Our next scheduled DMM update is July 11, 2016.

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