Mail session will cover periodicals


The Bloomington Postal Customer Council will conduct a periodical education workshop for mailers Aug. 9.

The event, supported by HSPA Foundation, will provide useful information on the basics of periodical mail for both experienced and new employees.

The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the Indiana University Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th St., Bloomington, Ind.

Registration costs $20 per person and is due Monday, Aug. 6, by returning the downloadable form available by clicking here.  

Some subjects that will be covered include:

• Eligibility standards, advertising percentage, non-advertising percentage, marked copy, ID statement and postage statement

• In-county, out-of-county, subscriber and non-subscriber copies

• Limited circulation; mail preparation such as sorting and bundling traying/sacking of mail; and automation versus machineable and non-machineable

• Address placement and SOC compliance rules and regulations.

Please note the workshop is designed to educate mailers about rules and regulations pertaining to periodical mail. The session will not cover delivery service, delivery standards or the closing of postal facilities.

For more information contact John Butcher, Bloomington Postal Customer Council industry co-chairman, at (812) 331-4228 or