FAST Mailer Rating National Deployment

This came through from the USPS FAST Team. There is some great information and at the bottom, some FAST resources.
Let me know if you have any questions on FAST/Surface Visibility, I’ll point you in the right direction,
Best wishes,

Attention: Mailers Dropping Standard and/or Package Services at a FAST/Surface Visibility (SV) site in the Western Area

Beginning August 18, the following USPS facilities will be activated as part of the FAST Mailer Rating National Deployment.

  • 522 – Cedar Rapids
  • 50Z – Des Moines BMC
  • 55Z – Minneapolis/St Paul BMC
  • 570 – Sioux Falls

On August 18, FAST will allocate appointment slots according to tier availability for appointments scheduled for September 1 and onward. Appointment availability will be based on tiers using appointment data from July 14 – August 10.

The facilities listed above were activated for Mailer Rating based on their SV drop shipment compliance of 80% or higher. Failure to adhere to this standard will result in deactivation.

To help you familiarize yourself with Mailer Rating there are a number of resources at your disposal. These resources include but are not limited to the following:

FAST Training & Job Aids

  • Available on the Customer website at
  • Pre-login users can click on Resources > Reference Documents to:
    • Download updated Customer Web-Based Training (Module 7)
    • View FAST Job Aids
    • View FAST User Guide
    • View, link to or download Publication 804, Drop Shipment Procedures for Destination Entry, Domestic Mail Manual, and all PS Forms

Mailer Rating Reports

  • Users can access the following Mailer Rating reports:
    • Appointment Rating Analysis Report
    • Corporate Rating Report
    • Recurring Appointment Performance Report
    • Slot Availability Report

Questions or concerns regarding the Mailer Rating National Deployment should be directed to with ‘Mailer Rating National Deployment’ in the subject line.

Thank you,
FAST Support

FAST provides email support weekdays 9am-6pm ET. To find answers to your questions, please visit or contact the following: