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What Christmas and the Holidays Mean to Me
December 20, 2013

Many promote the commercial spirit of giving at Christmas. I believe all of us should consider promoting philanthropy in a noncommercial way at this time of year. Think about your neighbors, friends and those in need this year. Do something nice without expectation of return. Can you afford to help at least one person this year? Become a Santa, and see how it feels!

Postal Service Announces New Delivery Schedule
February 11, 2013

The United States Postal Service announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013, that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.

DMA Files Motion to Dismiss USPS Postal Rate Hike Request
July 26, 2010

The Direct Marketing Association and the DMA Nonprofit Federation today asked the Postal Regulatory Commission to dismiss the United States Postal Service’s request to increase postal rates by 10 times the rate permissible by law. The petition was filed by the Affordable Mail Alliance.

This action by USPS comes just three years after Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, which was supposed to prevent rate increases that exceed the rate of inflation.

Nonprofit Postal Rates Targeted for Hike
July 7, 2010

As the nonprofit community determines just how much they might see postal rates increase next year, it's clear that Standard Mail Parcels will get hit with the largest increases – 23 percent – under an exigent rate case filed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) today.

How much the nonprofit rate for Standard Parcel or other categories used by nonprofits will increase is unclear, but USPS appears to be moving toward having categories cover more of their costs to handle.