Proposed USPS Postal Rate Change

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is proposing rate adjustments in accordance with Postal Regulatory Commission approvals to help address operating losses due to declines in mail volume. The planned rate change, if approved, will begin on August 29, 2021. As this may affect your FY 2021/22 budgets, we wanted to give you the opportunity to plan for your USPS postage usage.

The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

Product Current Prices Planned Prices
Letters (1 oz.) 55 cents 58 cents
Letters additional ounce(s) 20 cents 20 cents (unchanged)
Letter (metered 1 oz.) 51 cents 53 cents
Domestic Postcards 36 cents 40 cents
Flats (1 oz.) $1.00 $1.16
Outbound International Letters (1 oz.) $1.20 $1.30

If you have any questions, please contact Sonja Bowsky, Manager of Distribution & Asset Services, at 408-924-1592 or sonja.bowsky@sjsu.edu.

FTS Requisitions for Next Fiscal Year 2021-22

Contracts & Procurement Services will process Requisitions for next Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in CFS beginning today, June 14th. Users will notice some temporary modifications in FTS Requisition:

  1. All Requisitions created in FTS will require the Desired Due Date to be 7/1/2021 or greater.  An error message will appear if the due date is less than 7/1/21.
  2. The Clone Req button will be removed so users cannot copy an existing Requisition. Users will need to click on the Add [ + ] icon and create a new Requisition.

On July 1st, the first day of the new fiscal year, FTS Requisition will return to normal:

  • The Desired Due Date will default to two weeks from the current date.
  • The Clone Req feature will be activated again for use.

Figure 1: Click on image to enlarge.  Desired Due Date must be 07/01/2021 or greater.
FTS Requisition