Federal Mail Expenditures

About Federal Mail Expenditures

Federal Mail Expenditures contains annual information about mail transactions for federal agencies that spend $1 million or more for mail services. These data come from the Simplified Mail Accountability Reporting Tool (SMART) and include items such as total expenditures by service providers and number of pieces shipped. This dataset contains data collected between 2009 - 2015.

Dataset Information:

Below are the data element descriptions for the Federal Mail Expenditures Data set.

Data Element Name

Description

Plain English Definition

Fiscal Year

The current year the data is being collected and all previous years

The current year the data is being collected and all previous years

Agency Abbreviation

The abbreviation of each agency such as USDA

The abbreviation of each agency such as USDA

Agency Name

The full spelling of each agency such as Department of Agriculture, etc.

The full spelling of each agency such as Department of Agriculture, etc.

Organization Abbreviation

The organizations components/subagency abbreviation such as ATF for Dept of Justice, etc

The organizations components/subagency abbreviation such as ATF for Dept of Justice, etc

Organization Name

The organizations full name spelled out such as Federal Bureau of Investigation under Department of Justice (Agency)

The organizations full name spelled out such as Federal Bureau of Investigation under Department of Justice (Agency)

Provider Type

United States Postal Service, Expedited Service Provider - FedEx, Expedited Service Provider - UPS, Other Couriers, Fees: Contract fees, vendor fees, etc. All Service Providers and expenditures for mail

Mail Category

USPS Single Piece (Meter/Stamps), USPS Permit Mail, USPS Undeliverable As Addressed, N/A

US Postal Service specific categories for expenditures collected.

Mail Type

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail. First-Class Mail, Package Services, Consolidated Mail Packages, Consolidated Mail - Number of Pieces inside, Postage Due, Business Reply Mail, Periodicals, First-Class Mail Presort, Standard Mail, Other Permit Mail, Undeliverable as Addressed, Sameday, First Overnight, Overnight, Same Day, Express Saver, Ground, Express Critical (Sameday), Next Day Air, Second Day Air, Three Day Select, Other Couriers, Equipment and Operations, Other

These are all the mail types that are used to calculate mail expenditures and mail pieces. Types include services from the USPS, FedEx, UPS, as well as Other Couriers, Agency equipment and operation costs, and Other to include topics not noted.

Domestic Exp

The amount of all domestic mail expenditures by Agency and Total

The amount of all domestic mail expenditures by Agency and Total

International Exp

The amount of all international mail expenditures by Agency and Total

The amount of all international mail expenditures by Agency and Total

Dom # of Pieces

The number of domestic mail pieces by Agency and Total

The number of domestic mail pieces by Agency and Total

Int # of Pieces

The number of international mail pieces by Agency and Total

The number of international mail pieces by Agency and Total

Domestic Cost per Piece

The cost per piece of each mailpiece/item based on the domestic expenditure and pieces for each category The cost per piece of each mailpiece/item based on the domestic expenditure and pieces for each category

International Cost per Piece

The cost per piece of each mailpiece/item based on the international expenditure and pieces for each category The cost per piece of each mailpiece/item based on the international expenditure and pieces for each category

Record Count

The number of training certifications completed by year and total by Agency The number of training certifications completed by year and total by Agency

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