[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 165 (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)]
[Page 51810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21187]



[Notice-MA-2015-04; Docket No. 2015-0002; Sequence 22]

Federal Management Regulations; Improved Management of 
Undeliverable-as-Addressed Mail

AGENCY: Office of Government-Wide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of a bulletin.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration has issued Federal 
Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin G-05, which provides guidance to 
Executive Branch agencies for improving management of undeliverable-as-
addressed (UAA) mail. The bulletin provides agencies with information 
on the tools and best practices associated with UAA mail. The FMR 
Bulletin G-05 and all other FMR bulletins are located at http://www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletins.

DATES: Effective Date: August 26, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cynthia Patterson, Office of 
Government-wide Policy (MAF), Office of Asset and Transportation 
Management, General Services Administration, at 703-589-2641 or via 
email at [email protected]. Please cite FMR Bulletin G-05.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FMR Bulletin G-05 consolidates information 
regarding tools and best practices for management of UAA mail from a 
number of sources. Better management of UAA mail reduces mailing costs 
and associated personnel costs, improves community outreach and 
relations, supports sustainability efforts by reducing printing, paper 
use, and energy consumption, and is consistent with the goals of 
Executive Orders 13589 and 13693, and the Federal Management 
Regulation. The four suggestions described in this bulletin are: (1) 
Establish internal policies to obtain and verify address correction, 
(2) prior to mailing, use USPS[supreg] certified vendors' address 
management tools, (3) actively manage returned mail with barcodes and 
scanning technology, and (4) track, monitor, and report returned mail 
on an annual basis to help the Federal community avoid UAA mail.

    Dated: August 7, 2015.
Christine Harada,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy, General 
Services Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-21187 Filed 8-25-15; 8:45 am]