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(Updated 12/23/13) This page contains many USPS handbooks in PDF format. While we make every effort to keep this page up to date, the Postal Service updates their handbooks and manuals constantly. Therefore, some of these may not be the most recent published edition. Always check the USPS Publication 223 - Directives and Forms Catalog to be sure you are looking at the latest edition.

In addition, there may have been changes published in the Postal Bulletin that have not yet been incorporated into a print edition. Always search the Postal Bulletins for the latest additions, deletions or corrections. Keep in mind that some changes may be under challenge by the union.

Some of these documents are very large and may take a long time to download, depending on your connection speed. It is recommend that you download them and open them on your local hard drive, rather than opening them on the web. To download, in Internet Explorer, right-click on the hyperlink and select "Save Target As..."

Please note that the hyperlinks inside the PDF versions of the F-21, F-45 and F-75 do not work online. If you need the hyperlinks to work, download the zipped (compressed) version instead and install it into a folder on your hard drive. Also, the hyperlinks in the AS-701, P-2 and the RE-6 work online only. If you need to download the AS-701, P-2 or the RE-6, you should download the zipped versions.


 

AS-Series

AS-303: Classified National Security Information Program - Aug 2007

AS-353 Guide to Privacy, the Freedom of Information Act and Records Management - Feb 2014

AS-503: Standard Design Criteria - June 2010

AS-504: Space Requirements - July 1999

AS-506: Architect & Engineer Project Requirements March 2000

AS-508: Section 508 - June 2004

AS-508-A: Section 508 Technical Reference Guide - Sept 2004

AS-550-A: Paper & Paperboard Recycling Guide - Sept 1997

AS-550-B: Paper & Paperboard Recycling Plan - Sept 1997

AS-552: Pollution Prevention Guide - Aug 1996

AS-556: Asbestos Management Guide - June 2000

AS-558: Facility Energy Management Guide - Sept 1998

AS-701: Material Management - Jan 2014

AS-707-F: Contracting for Contract Postal Units - July 1989

AS-707-H: Contracting Food Services - Jan 1991

AS-709: Local Buying and Purchase Card Policies and Procedures - Jan 2014

AS-805: Information Security - May 2014

AS-805-A Information Resource Certification and Accreditation Process March 2013

AS-805-B: Infrastructure Information Security Assurance (ISA) - March 2005

AS-805-C: Information Security for General Users - June 2013

AS-805-D: Information Security Network Connectivity Process - Sept 2009

AS-805-G: Information Security for Mail Processing-Mail Handling Equipment - March 2004

AS-805-H: Cloud Security - Aug 2013

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DM-Series

DM-103: Official Mail - Dec 2004

DM-109: Business Mail Acceptance - March 2010

DM-110: Centralized Postage Payment System - Dec 2000

DM-111: Centralized Account Processing Procedures - Nov 2002

DM-111: Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS) Procedures - Nov 2002

DM-203: Periodicals Eligibility Review - Sep 2000

DM-204: Applying for Periodicals Mailing Privileges - June 2002

DM-709-A: Negotiated Service Agreements - June 2005

DM-901: Registered Mail - April 2010

DM-902: Procedures for Handling Registered Postal Bank Remittance - April 2010

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EL-Series

EL-201: Position Descriptions APWU Edition - Aug 2000

EL-301: Guidelines for Processing Personnel Actions - June 1989

EL-303: Qualification Standards Grievance Settlement - May 25, 2004

EL-304: Maintenance Selection System Handbook - Dec 2011

EL-307: Reasonable Accommodation, An Interactive Process - Oct 2008

EL-312: Employment and Placement - Mar 2014

EL-350: Establishing Nonbargaining Unit Requirements - Nov 1989

EL-380: Postal Career Executive Service - Jan 2014

EL-502: CSRS Retirement Guide -July 2006

EL-505: Injury Compensation - Dec 1995

EL-602: Food Service Operations - Aug 2010

EL-800: Managing Contract Safety and Health Compliance - Sep 2001

EL-801: Supervisors Safety Handbook - June 2008

EL-802: Executive & ManagerSafety Compliance Guide - June 2009

EL-803: Safety Procedures for Maintenance Employees - Nov 2013

EL-804: Safe Driver Program - June 2013

EL-806: Health & Medical Service - Jan 1982

EL-809: Guidelines for Area Local Joint Labor-Management Safety - Nov 2013

EL-809 T: Labor-Management Safety & Health Training - April 2001

EL-812 Hazardous Materials and Spill Response 3-01 (6.41 MB)

EL-814: Postal Employees Guide to Safety - Nov 2013

EL-901: Agreement Between United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers - 2011-2016

EL-921: Supervisors Guide to Handling Grievances - Aug 1990

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F-Series

F-01: Accounting and Reporting Policy - Sep 2013

F-03: Treasury Management - June 2012

F-06: Economic Value Added - Feb 2001

F-08: General Classification of Accounts and Finance Numbers - Sep 2009

F-101: Field Accounting Procedures - Oct 2013

F-12: Relocation Policy - June 1991

F-15: Travel and Relocation - Sep 2013

F-15-A: Relocation Policy - Nonbargaining Executive and Administrative Management and Technical Pay Band, and Attorney Compensation System Employees - April 2013

F-17: Field Disbursement Accounts Payable System - April 1998

F-18: Payroll Journal Guide - Jan 2014

F-20: General Ledger Accounting and Financial Reporting - Dec 2004

F-20-A: Accounting Services Systems and Processes - Dec 2009

F-21 Time and Attendance - Aug 2009

F-23: Accounting Policy Reference - Feb 2013

F-401: Supervisor Guide To Scheduling & Premium Pay - Aug 2000

F-43: Property Code Numbers - Aug 1994

F-45: Data Collection Users Guide for In-Office Cost System - Oct 2004

F-55: Carrier Cost Systems - Oct 2012

F-65: Transportation Cost Systems - Oct 2012

F-66: General Investment Policies and Procedures - Oct 2007

F-66-A: Investment Policies and Procedures - Major Facilities - Jan 2006

F-66-B: Investment Policies and Procedures - Major Equipment - Jan 2006

F-66-C: Field Investment Policies and Procedures - March 2006

F-66-D: Investment Policies and Procedures - Business Initiative, Alliances, Real Estate Development, and Major Operating Expense Investments - Feb 2006

F-66-E: Investment Policies and Procedures - Postal Support and Information Systems - Dec 2005

F-75: Data Collection Users Guide for Revenue, Volume, and Performance Measurement System - Oct 2003

F-85: International Revenue, Volume and Performance Measurement - Nov 2012

F-95: Statistical Programs Management Guide - June 2005

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M-Series

M-05: Scheme Training - Aug 1980

M-22 Dispatch and Routing Pollicies 7-13

M-32: Management Operating Data System - March 2009

M-38: Management of Rural Delivery Services - July 1980

M-39: Management of Delivery Services - March 2004

M-41: City Delivery Carriers Duties and Responsibilities - April 2001

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MS-Series

MS-1: Operation & Maintenance of Real Property - Nov 1986

MS-10: Floors Care & Maintenance - May 1988

MS-110: Associate Office Maintenance Guidelines - Jan 1988

MS-28: Maintenance of Electrical Switchgear - May 2011

MS-45: Field Maintenance Program - June 2006

MS-45: Field Maintenance Program - Aug 1987 (Obsolete But Under Challenge)

MS-47: Housekeeping Postal Facilities with Amendments - June 1983

MS-49: Energy Conservation & Maintenance - June 1981

MS-56: Fire Prevention & Control - March 2006

MS-63: Maintenance Operation Support - June 2006

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P-Series

P-2: Design and Construction Purchasing Practices - Jan 2005

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PO-Series

PO-101: Postal Service Operated Retail Facilities Discontinuance Guide - Oct 2012

PO-106: Automated Postal Center Program - Nov 2007

PO-120: Post Office Express Administrative Guide - June 2008

PO-205: Postal Retail Lobby Upkeep Guide - Sep 1998

PO-206: Stamp Shipment Security and Routing Guidelines - Aug 2001

PO-209: Retail Operations Handbook - Oct 2012

PO-230: Pictorial Postmarks - Aug 2011

PO-401: Manual Distribution Operating Guide - June 1987

PO-402-T: Scheme Training Instructor Guide - May 2009

PO-408: Area Mail Processing Guidelines - March 2008

PO-413: Platform Operations - Dec 2013

PO-420: Small Plant Best Practices Guidelines - Nov 1999

PO-424: AFCS-ISS Operating System Guidelines - Aug 1988

PO-430: Small Parcel and Bundle Sorter Guidelines - Dec 1991

PO-440: Remittance Mail Processing Best Practices - April 2002

PO-441: Rehandling of Mail Best Practices - April 2002

PO-460: Domestic-Originating International Mail - Oct 2003

PO-502: Container Methods - Sep 1992

PO-508: Intra-Alaska Mail Service by Air - March 2012

PO-512: Plant Loading Authorization and Procedures Guidelines - Oct 2002

PO-515: Highway Contractor Safety - July 2010

PO-516: Highway Contractor Safety - Oct 2007

PO-602: Computerized Forwarding System Managers and Supervisors Guide - June 2003

PO-603: Rural Carrier Duties and Responsibilities - Sep 2013

PO-610: Signature Capture and Electronic Record Management Managers Guide to Standard Operating Procedures - Aug 2008

PO-630: Post Offices Serving DOD Installations - April 2000

PO-701: Fleet Management - Oct 2008

PO-702: Tort Claims Administration - Dec 2008

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RE-Series

RE-01: Postal Service Facilities Guide to Real Property Acquisitions - Oct 2008

RE-04: Standards For Facility Accessibility - March 2005

RE-05: Building and Site Security Requirements - Sep 2009

RE-06: Facilities Environmental Guide - Nov 2004

RE-13: Repair & Alteration of Real Property Facilities - Oct 1987

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SP-Series

SP-1: Highway Contract Routes Contract Delivery - July 2013

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Manuals

ASM 8: Adminstrative Support Manual - Aug 1991

ASM 13: Administrative Support Manual - Nov 2013

DMM: Domestic Mail Manual - Dec 2013

IMM: International Mail Manual - May 2014

POM 9: Postal Operations Manual - Oct 2013

SPP: Supplying Principles and Practices - Sep 2013

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Pubs

Pub. 156: Guide to Contract Postal Units for Postal Service Employees - Jan. 2014

Pub. 164: Compensation, Relocation Benefits, and Reinstatement Policies for Career Employee in Transition Q and A - June 2008

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