IEEE Publishing Tools & Policy Information
6.5 Second Class Mailing Permits
All IEEE periodicals, which use U.S. Post Office Second Class, non-profit bulk rates for domestic mailing shall have their original entry request and their periodic audits handled via IEEE Publications Department. This is to ensure that the required audit documentation is completely done and thus protect this special mailing classification both for the specific publication and the other periodicals of the IEEE. Part of the requirements is that in each case there be established a member price for the publication.
Third Class bulk rate permits, as an alternate to Second Class, may be applied for directly at any local Post Office.