8-3 Timely Delivery

8-3.1 Past In-Home Date

When a scheduled mailing arrives beyond the requested in-home delivery dates but prior to the sale/event date, it should be delivered on a carrier’s next available trip. Delivery unit personnel should perform the following steps to ensure proper handling of a past in-home date (PIHD) mailing once it is determined the mailing can be delivered prior to the sale/event date:

  1. Document that the mailing is PIHD in the Comments section of the Daily Appointment Tracking Sheet, on PS Form 8125 (if presented), and in eMIR.
  2. Report the PIHD mailing to the District Business Service Network (BSN) electronically utilizing the standardized irregularity reporting form or eMIR.