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17 May 2012 Postal Bulletin – Labeling List Changes

Today’s Postal Bulletin is available here.

In addition to the Labeling List changes (see p. 57), there are just three DMM revisions this time, none of which would appear to affect our PostalSoft Presort software although the indicia item may be of interest if you’d like to use a picture in that area of a mailpiece:

  • Customer Deposit and Pickup of Domestic Mailpieces Requiring a Customs Declaration Form   
  • Shipping Assistant Rebranded as Click-N-Ship for Business
  • Picture Permit Imprint Indicia

Otherwise the content in this edition looks pretty tame, with the typical minor PO changes and the like.

The Labeling List changes affect tables L001 5-Digit Scheme flats and parcels, L004 3-Digit ZIPs for ADC sortation, L006 5DG FSS scheme flats, L007 5DGS flats, L009 Mixed ADC flats, L201 OMX, and L606 5DGS for parcels. These changes were effective 15 May so they may be used immediately, but they are not required until 29 July. These updates will be in our June directory updates.
I usually do like to skim through the changes to see if there is any big theme, such as an obvious closing of a large plant or (more in the past) the addition of new processing equipment somewhere. I don’t see clues in this edition that would lead to those kinds of conclusions. The sample changes that I happened to examine seem consistent with trying to maximize equipment capacity given the statistics about declining mail volume. For just one example, the L007 5DG Scheme for flats at Burlington, CT went from 3 ZIPs to 4, adding 06026, and there are quite a few completely new schemes being added to this table. But then there are some cases that have gone the opposite way, like the Boulder, CO scheme that went from having 3 – 5DG areas in the scheme to 2, removing 80305 to leave just 80301 and 80308. So it looks like these are just mainly some small processing adjustments.
The next Bulletin should be published on 31 May.

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