Franking Templates - Definition
Template \tem-plət\ n: A mass communication having a preset format, used as a starting point to give notice of the date, time, and location of a recurring official event so that the format does not have to be recreated or receive an Advisory Opinion each time it is used.
The Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission) has amended the regulations governing the procedures applicable to the submission of a request for an Advisory Opinion regarding the frankability of mass communications to be used to give notice of recurring official events. This procedure eliminates the previous requirement that each such communication be submitted to the Commission for an Advisory Opinion prior to being distributed. The procedure has been designed to facilitate the expeditious distribution of such notices -notices that are often time sensitive -and, at the same time, ensure timely public disclosure.