|POST OFFICE STATION 17||Package Security|
USPS security guidelines require that
all packages over 13 oz. in weight be
traceable back to the mailer.
This means that parcels of this type may not be placed into the mail stream with only stamps for postage. A meter slip or downloaded postage indicia from the USPS website is necessary before we can pick such items up. Otherwise they must be brought to the window for an official rubber stamp postmark.
To see a PDF of our memo to the VUMC community on this issue, with extracts from the USPS policy, click here.