Stop Sending Copies of PS Form 8176, Premium Forwarding Service Application, to Headquarters

Offices are no longer required to send a copy of PS Form 8176, Premium Forwarding Service® (PFS®) Applica­tion, to Headquarters (HQ). This requirement ended in 2007 when the application was revised and page 4 (HQ copy) was removed. In 2005, the PFS program office at HQ required a copy of page 4 when PFS was an experiment. However, the experiment ended in 2007 when PFS became an official product offering. Offices that still send copies to HQ are wasting workhours and money — especially some offices that send them by Express Mail®, Registered Mail®, and Priority Mail® service.