· Adding the measurements of the length and
girth. This will give you the size of the article.
Example: If an articles length is l5 inches, the
width is l2 inches, and the height is 6 inches, the size
would be computed as follows:
· l5 inches long (L)
· 12 inches wide (W) (12 x 2 = 24)
· 6 inches high (H) (6 x 2 = l2)
· Girth (G) = 36 inches (2W + 2H)
· 51 inches total size (L + G) (15 + 36)
If an article is not square or rectangular in shape,
the measurements are taken at the greatest dimensions.
For example, if a package is in the shape of a cone, the
girth is measured at its base. If an article exceeds l08
inches in length and girth combined, it is too large and
is not mailable (except for oversized Standard Mail
(B)). Refer to the USPS Postal Bulletin (Conditions
Applied to Mail Addressed to Military Post Offices
Overseas), for size and weight limits for articles
addressed to APO and FPO addresses, because some
APOs and FPOs have lower size and weight limits.
procedures for the acceptance and processing
of Express Mail.
Express Mail provides extremely reliable, expedited
delivery service for all mailable matter. Express Mail
Military Service (EMMS) is the only Express Mail
service available at MPOs. EMMS provides 2- or 3-day
delivery service to and from most military locations
overseas. EMMS is not available for personnel aboard
ships and at some APO/FPO locations.
Express Mail receives priority handling from the
time of acceptance until it is delivered to the addressee.
Express Mail moves along specific networks,
determined in advance, and represent the authorized
routing between any acceptance point and delivery ZIP
Code. The use of the network assures on-time delivery
or a full refund if the delivery is late.
The maximum weight for Express Mail is 70
pounds, and the maximum size is 108 inches length
and girth combined. Before accepting Express Mail,
the MPO clerk must ensure the customer has
completed the FROM and TO address blocks of
USPS Label 11-B (Express Mail Post Office to
Addressee) (see figure 4-2) and affix the label to the
article. These labels are available in the post office
lobby. The clerk will complete the post office portion
of the Label 11-B when accepting the piece of mail and
then affix to the article a USPS Label 86 (Express Mail
When accepting a piece of EXPRESS Mail, clerks
· determine if the article is mailable,
· ensure the article does not exceed the weight and
size limit, and
· ensure Label 11-B is properly filled out and
After completing the above requirements, use the
Express Mail rate chart located in Module R of the
DMM to determine the proper postage rate. Notice
that the first weight indicated on the express chart is 1/2
pound (8 ounces) and then 1 pound. To determine the
postage rate, find the articles weight on the chart.
Then find the dollar amount located in the Next Day &
Second Day PO to Addressee column. The amount
listed indicates the correct postage rate.
Military post offices provide their customers, free
of charge, two types of Express Mail envelopes. The
first, EP13A, is a 10 x 14 1/2" envelope used for
mailing documents or merchandise.
The rate of
postage charged is based on the actual weight of the
article. The second envelope, EP13F, is a Flat Rate
Envelope." The Flat Rate Envelope allows customers
to place as much merchandise in the envelope as it will
hold, but they will only be charged the two-pound
postage rate. MPOs also provide their customers with
other Express Mail containers such as boxes, tubes,
and larger envelopes.
USPS LABEL 11-B
Label 11-B figure 4-2, is a four-part carbonless
form. These labels should be made available in the
MPO lobby. Use the instructions listed below to guide
you through completing Label 11-B.