Mail Management Data

Data is compiled for each fiscal year.

This data is required under 44 U.S.C. §2904 “General Responsibilities for Records Management." Further, the Mail Records Management Tables are produced in part through the Simplified Mail Accounting Report (SMART), an Internet-based application that collects mail-related data from Federal agencies.  The SMART users guide can be accessed at this link Smart Tool User Guide v7 [DOCX - 1.90 MB]. The tables represent:

  1. Total Mail Expenditures by Agency
  2. Federal Agency - USPS Domestic Expenditure
  3. Federal Agency - USPS International Expenditure
  4. Commercial Carrier Expenditures
  5. Professional Certifications by Federal Agencies

The FY 2010, 2011, 2012,  2013,  2014  and 2015 [XLSX - 132.42 KB] Federal Mail Open Data Sets are provided to support transparency in Government. 

The FY 2015 Summary of the Mail Open Data Set is provided to further explain the data. [PDF - 62.48 KB].  Also, is the Government wide mail summary data at Mail Fact Sheet 2016 [DOCX - 128.61 KB].

GSA has created a data visualization tool— The Federal Mail Expenditure Dashboard —that enables a more robust look into agency mail expenditures.  The dashboard pulls data from the Federal Mail Open Data Sets, allowing users—from citizens to mail managers—to dive into the data in an effort to make better management decisions.

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Last Reviewed 2016-10-05