A negotiated service contract (NSA) is a bespoke and mutually beneficial contractual agreement between the USPS and a specific mailer (customer or organization). An NEA provides for custom prices, prices and classifications under the conditions set out in the NSA and may include changes to current broadcasting standards and other postal requirements. Each mailer can file an application for an NSA if the mailer meets the requirements of point 1.2 and follows the process in 1.3. Potential subscribers must be full-service IMb customers with significant but declining first-class mail volume and significant additional amounts of USPS Marketing Mail. Applicants must also meet standards 1.1 to 1.3 to qualify. The basic agreement consists of five components: the Post Office indicates the filing of an application with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a national transit service contract to be included in the list of service agreements negotiated in the list of competitive products on the postal classification list. The first class Mail and USPS Marketing Mail NSA is based on the total revenue of First-Class Mail Automation Letters, USPS Marketing Mail Automation Letters and USPS Marketing Mail Carrier Route Automation Letters and provides an incentive to promote the growth of first class mail. A baseline is determined from recipes from first-class automation letters, USPS marketing mail automation letters and the USPS Marketing-Line-Line-Code-Automation Carrier Letters Nek compatible with full service (705.23.0) over a previously indicated 12-month period. It includes a postage threshold that will be adjusted from the basic plan in order to qualify for a discount. When the adjusted revenue threshold is reached, a discount on a percentage of the port increase difference resulting from a subsequent cumulative price increase by First Class Mail and USPS Marketing Mail is generated in relation to existing prices at the time of the agreement. If the adjusted revenue threshold is not reached, the NSA holder pays a fine. An NSA is a contractual agreement between the post office and a mailer, the Mailer receiving custom prizes in exchange for quantity requirements and postal preparation.
The purpose of using ASNs is to keep price-sensitive customers and to promote the additional volume and turnover of e-mail. While only a small fraction of Postal Service`s commercial customers have only a small fraction, 40 per cent of the Post`s 5.5 billion domestic parcels are shipped under these agreements. The national NSOs we audited generally resulted in an increase in mail volume and revenue; However, we were unable to determine whether the increases were a direct result of incentives created by the agreements. In addition, the data used to calculate discounts, discounts and growth in e-mail volume were not always correct. In addition, the data provided to the Postal Regulatory Commission did not always match the data used by the Post Office to calculate rebates and rebates. We found $1.2 million in incorrect and questionable quarterly price discounts and adjustments for customers.