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.

Distribution Services’ Shipment Request: Now in DocuSign

The Shipment Request form is now available in DocuSign as a template! Use it to request a domestic or international shipping label for an outbound FedEx or UPS package; or, use it to request a domestic freight shipment with YRC. Also, newly added: estimated arrival times for most service levels.

If you have any issues or questions, please contact the Distribution Services Workflow Coordinator, Phil Perez, at 408-924-1594 or phil.perez@sjsu.edu and he will address your concerns.