2-2 Verification at Mailer’s Plant

Before PVDS verification can be done at the mailer’s plant, the mailer must have either a Postal Service plant-load authorization or a postage payment agreement that establishes a DMU at the mailer’s plant. The DMU must be separate from the mailer’s activities, in an enclosed, secure, and safe work area with a telephone and internet connection. The work area must be approved by the Postal Service. The mailer may submit a letter to the postmaster serving the mailer’s plant and request verification at the mailer’s plant. The postmaster may agree to the mailer’s request to verify PVDS shipments at the plant on an as-needed basis if an approved DMU is established and staffing can be accommodated.