MANAGED MAIL TRAY (MM)A stackable cardboard or plastic container used with and enclosing
cardboard sleeve. It is used to transport letter-size mail between selected postal facilities or between a
mailers mailroom or plant and a specific postal facility.
MILITARY MAILDomestic mail and international mail that bear a U.S. military delivery address or
return address and that, in some stage of its transmission, is in the possession of the Department of
MILITARY MAIL TERMINALA Department of Defense (DOD) facility usually operated by the
Army (USA) to send, receive, combine, distribute, transfer, dispatch, and control military mail (usually
Presorted Standard Mail A, Standard Mail B, and non-time value Periodicals) to, from, and in overseas
MILITARY POST OFFICE (MPO)A branch of a designated USPS civilian post office, which falls
under the jurisdiction of the postmaster of either New York or San Francisco. It is operated by the
Department of Defense to serve military personnel overseas or aboard ships where the USPS does not
operate and a military situation requires the service. It may be either an Army post office (FPO) that
serves the Army or Air Force or a fleet post office (FPO) that serves the Coast Guard, Navy, or Marine
MIXED CITYA dispatch of mail for more than one zone in a city.
MIXED STATESA dispatch of mail for several states.
MONEY ORDER VERIFICATION OFFICERA person (E-7 or above) designated by the
commanding officer to perform daily audits of money order business.
MONIES AUDIT BOARDConsists of personnel designated in writing by the commanding officer
to perform monthly audits of the post office.
NEGLIGENCEThe failure to act as a reasonably careful person would act under like conditions.
Failure to comply with existing postal laws or procedures may be evidence of negligence.
NONMAILABLE ARTICLES and SUBSTANCESMatter that may not, by law, be sent through the
mail. This includes certain hazardous matter, restricted matter, or perishable matter.
OFFICIAL MAILMail authorized by federal law to be sent by government officials without postage
prepayment. It includes franked mail sent by members of Congress and penalty mail sent by U.S.
ORDINARY MAILAny class of domestic mail that is accorded standard dispatching and handling.
This excludes Express Mail and Priority Mail as well as mail with a special service (for example,
certified mail, collect on delivery, registered mail, and special handling).
ORIGIN AIRPORTAir facility at which a mail dispatch is actually performed.
PARENT UNITA primary military post office (MPO) that may operate integral subordinate units.
PECUNIARY LIABILITYA personal, joint, or corporate monetary obligation to make good any
lost, damaged, or destroyed property resulting from fault or neglect. It also may result under conditions
stipulated in a contract or bond.
PENALTY MAILOfficial mail sent without postage prepayment by officers of the executive and
judicial branches of the U.S. Government, by departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, and
by specifically authorized individuals. The term comes from the endorsement Penalty for Private
Use printed on the mail.
PHILATELYThe collection and study of postage stamp and postal stationary for pleasure and profit.
POSTAGE METERA mechanical or electromechanical device that can print one or more
denominations of an authorized postage indicia.
It is available for lease only from designated