Revenue Protection

In 2009, the Postal Service implemented Total Revenue Protection (TRP) to assist the Inspection Service in protecting multiple revenue sources. One TRP initiative identifies duplicate and short-paid parcels bearing information based indicia (IBI) generated through PC Postage. Other initiatives under development for 2010 implementation include a revenue reclaim process that can detect and intercept short-paid mail to deter future losses while reducing the cost associated with collecting postage due; a revenue protection process for mail paid with permit imprints that can analyze data of mail sorted on automation equipment and any related payment activity; and revenue protection vehicles that determine the accuracy of discounts claimed versus postage paid.