USPS Mail Pickup Missed

Please be advised that due to delays in their service schedule, US Postal Service did not arrive to pick up the mail on Friday, June 3, 2016. We took Friday’s outgoing mail to the post office for processing this morning, June 6.

If you have any questions, please contact the Distribution Services Manager, Sonja Bowsky, at 4-1592 or and she will address your concerns.

New Requirements for USPS Business Reply Mail

Effective immediately, the U.S. Post Office requires a new intelligent bar code for all business reply mail (BRM) envelopes. The U.S. Post Office requires BRM envelopes contain the following:

  • The department name must be added above San Jose State University (other text changes are not allowed)
  • Do Not Enlarge, reduce or move the FIM and POSTNET barcodes; they are only valid as printed.
  • Special care must be taken to ensure FIM and POSTNET barcodes are actual size and placed properly on the mail parcel to meet both USPS regulations and automation compatibility standards.
  • Envelope sizes must be either:

Examples of the envelopes can be found at the following link:

Your department may continue to use existing inventory of BRM envelopes until depleted, or further notice from the U.S. Post Office. Please contact Distribution Services with any questions at 4-1592.