MFSA, Postcom, and the DMA are planning to meet to formulate a consensus response to the Postal Service’s proposed rule on “New Standards For Letter-Size Booklets and Folded Self-Mailers,” published in the December 29 Federal Register. As stated in that notice, comments are due by January 28 and, as has been discussed on the Listserve, MFSA is urging its members to participate in the comment process and submit their individual responses by the due date.
We agree that the mailing industry – in the form of its three leading associations – must speak with a unified voice to the Postal Service on what we believe is in our best interests, and avoid the discordance that could result if each association addressed this issue separately.
The in-person meeting will be at the Venable law offices (in downtown
Washington) on Wednesday, January 14, from 10am to pm. At that meeting, our goal will be to produce a consensus-based set of comments that can be presented by our industry on or before the January 28 deadline. Even though we will make a telephone line available for those who cannot attend, it is important to understand that the primary responsibility for crafting what will become an industry-supported position will fall on those who will be physically present.
Persons who would be calling-in should understand the limitations of that format.
To enable proper planning, if any of you are interested in participating (in-person or by phone), please let me know as soon as possible, but no later than COB January 6.
Please signify your intention by return email, phone (703-836-9200, x-206) or by fax (703-548-8204).