South Central Minnesota Postal Customer Council

Next Event for SCMPCC:


SCMPCC Board Meeting - December 9th, Mankato Area Mail Processing Facility @ 12pm 

Mail Design Professional

The Mailpiece Design Professional (MDP) program offers two curriculum alternatives that teach mailing industry personnel how to design mail to enhance its compatibility with U.S. Postal Service® automated equipment. It also coaches mailers on how to achieve lower postage prices through automation. USPS MDP certification is available upon successful completion of course assessment.


The online curriculum provides mailing industry professionals training including:

  • Maximizing eligibility for postage discounts
  • Designing mail for automation
  • Designing Reply Mail pieces 

Registration for this USPS certification program is available on the Business Mail Academy website @

Program Highlights

  • 7 hour online program
  • $75 assessment fee
  • Successful participants receive USPS® certification as an MDP


January 2014 Postage Statements Available

on Postal Explorer

The January 2014 Postage Statements are posted on Postal Explorer ( under January 2014 Price Change Information tab on the left-hand side.


NEW Full Service Certification (FSC) Program

The U.S. Postal Service announces the new Full Service Certification (FSC) Program which recognizes those mailers who are able to implement the full service mailing process and consistently meet all full service mailing criteria.  

 At this time there are two levels of certification being offered:

 Standard Certification - Awarded to those mailers who meet or exceed Full Service Verification thresholds: Click this link for more information.

 Platinum Certification – In addition to meeting the Full Service Verification thresholds, those mailers wishing to receive the Platinum Certification must pass an additional external quality audit completed by a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA). Click this link for more information.

 Both certifications will be featured prominently on the USPS RIBBS website for all potential clients to see.  For more information about the program or to apply, please email: or visit


Join the MSP program and get national recognition through USPS.  find out more at:

Contact your Local SCMPCC rep to enroll!

Mailing Resources:

Latest Periodical mail updates here (Quick Service Guide PDF)

Online Resources for Mailers:

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