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Private Express Statutes
The Private Express Statutes (PES) are laws enacted by Congress that give the U.S. Postal Service exclusive right to carry letters for compensation. What is a letter? For PES purposes, it is defined as a message recorded in or on a tangible object and directed to a specific person or address. Universities are exempted from PES requirements when:

Letters without stamps from non-bona fide university organizations which cross a USPS route that is a public road or street are considered illegal. Non-bona fide organizations for PES suspension purposes include credit unions, local vendors, out sourcers, faculty labor unions, employee organizations.

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