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Presorting federal agency mail would save $100 million each year

Federal agencies collectively send out large quantities of mail, spending upwards of one billion dollars each year with the United States Postal Service. Much of this mail is sent out at full price, despite the fact that the Postal Service offers sizable discounts for mailers who prepare and presort their mail.

A recent paper estimates savings of more than $100 million per year from presorting of federal agency mail.... more »

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Changing the shape of federal agency mail

Federal agencies send out large quantities of large envelopes, which are referred to by the Postal Service as “flats”. Flats are more costly to mail than ordinary letters because they are sorted and processed on different Postal Service machines and cannot pass through the high speed letter sorting equipment.

Many items that agencies send in large envelopes can actually be sent as letters. In fact, almost any papers... more »

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