Policies, Procedures, and Forms Updates


IMM Revision: Global Express Guaranteed Participating 3-Digit ZIP Codes — Update

Effective September 8, 2009, the Postal Service™ is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®) section 213.1 to add the new “851” 3-digit ZIP™ Code service area to the list of Post Office™ facilities that accept Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®) items.

The article titled “DMM Revision: Arizona District ZIP Codes Realigned to Include ‘851’ 3-Digit Service Area” in Postal Bulletin 22262 (7-2-09, page 4) announced a ZIP Code realignment in the Arizona District. The realignment impacted various existing 852 prefixes that converted to 851 prefixes — many of the Postal Service facilities within this new service area included participating GXG accep­tance sites. Consequently, IMM Exhibit 213.1 is revised to include the new 851 3-digit ZIP Code service area.

We will incorporate this revision into the next printed ver­sion of the IMM and into the monthly update of the online IMM, which is available via Postal Explorer® at http://pe.usps.com.