The United States Postal Service announced there would be changes made to their compliance processes for Commercial Mail Receiving Agents. These changes will take effect July 1st, 2023, and will continue for the upcoming months in an effort to grant operators the time needed to transition into its new format successfully.
CMRA: A CMRA is a Commercial Mail Receiving Agent; this designation allows your business, as a mail operator to receive and handle mail on behalf of other people. (This is probably you 😉).
Form 1583 (Delivery of Mail through Agent): This is the form that renters have to fill out and sign in order to grant you access to their postal mail and stay compliant with the United States Postal Service regulations.
CRD: The Customer Registration Database is an online platform that the United States Postal Service will be using to store and manage compliance documents. This platform is set to be released officially on the 1st of July 2023.
As stated before, these changes will be implemented on the first of July of this year (2023), CMRAs will receive instructions on how to access the CRD via mail. As a CMRA you will have nine (9) months to upload the new and up-to-date documents to the CRD.