Re-riding the trail-Pony Express

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The National Pony Express Association kicked off the 154th annual “Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail” June 11, 2014.

The Re-Ride is a 10-day, non-stop event, crossing the 1,966 mile route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail from California through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, ending in St. Joseph, MO. It commemorates the 1860-61 Central Overland and California Pikes Peak Express Company, which carried letters and telegrams through the Central Route to prove it was passable year round.

This is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation. More than 600 riders and horses carried commemorative letters packed in their saddlebags.

via USPS News Link Story – Re-riding the trail.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 22nd, 2014 at 9:39 pm

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New RIBBS Page on eInduction

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A new RIBBS USPS Resource page has been added,specific to the eInduction program:

https://ribbs.usps.gov/index.cfm?page=einduction

From the eInduction Guide for Mailers:

The purpose of eInduction is to provide an integrated capability for validation of container payment at the destination
facility without the need to submit paper copies of PS Form 8125 or PS Form 8017 as proof of payment. As mail arrives at
the destination facility ready for induction, USPS will use scanning equipment to perform container scans to validate that
the entry facility is correct and postage has been collected.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 22nd, 2014 at 7:17 pm

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USPS board of governors headed for full membership – Linns.com

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The United States Postal Service board of governors appears to be headed for full membership once again.Four presidential nominees for the nine-member panel appeared before the Senate Homeland Security Committee July 14, and no senator appeared to have any problems with them.

Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., did offer a caution on the agency’s plans for closing mail-processing plants and eliminating Saturday mail deliveries.

“Anytime you have a cutback in service in any way, whether its delivery standards, whether its daily delivery, you know six days a week … I think it’s a black eye,” she told the panel.“I think it hurts us, and we want people to feel that the Postal Service is excellent in every way,” Kennedy said.

via USPS board of governors headed for full membership – Linns.com.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 22nd, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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PostalOne Business Customer Gateway Downtime Notification

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From the PostalOne Help Desk:

Attention Business Customer Gateway Users:

The Business Customer Gateway will be unavailable in Production on Sunday, August 3 from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. CT
due to Customer Registration enhancements.

This will be a full outage and no logins will be supported during this time period.

PostalOne! ® Help Desk

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 21st, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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Winnipesaukee’s Mail Boat Is Part Floating Post Office, Part Time Machine | New Hampshire Public Radio

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 20th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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Where has our mail traveled?

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 19th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts | The White House

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Mickey D. Barnett, Nominee for Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service

Mickey D. Barnett is Managing Partner of the Barnett Law Firm. Previously, he served in the New Mexico State Senate from 1980 to 1984. Earlier in his career, he served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Pete Domenici from 1972 to 1976. Mr. Barnett was first appointed to the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service in 2006. He was a member of the Republican National Committee from 2000 to 2004 and a member of the Appellate Nominating Committee for the New Mexico Supreme Court of Appeals from 1995 to 2002. He has been a member of both the Federalist Society and the Christian Legal Society for more than 20 years. Mr. Barnett received a B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University and a J.D. from The George Washington University National Law Center.

via President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts | The White House.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 19th, 2014 at 10:41 am

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RSS coming to more than 400 Post Offices nationwide

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 19th, 2014 at 10:40 am

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Mail Boxes on Pinterest

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Mail Boxes on Pinterest.

Some very creative and cool mailboxes!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 18th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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ACS from First-Class & Standard Mail Letters EPF Fulfillment

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From USPS ACS Department:

Primary Audience: All ACS First-Class & Standard Mail customers

What: There will be LOW or NO First-Class or Standard Mail ACS Notices in the Fulfillment for Saturday JULY 19, 2014

When: JULY 19, 2014

Impact: Due to system issues there will be LOW or NO First-Class or Standard Mail ACS Notices from letter mail for Saturday JULY 19, 2014

If you receive a daily ACS fulfillment file containing First-Class or Standard Mail ACS Notices from letter mail, you may receive a low volume of ACS NOTICES or a zero/empty fulfillment file.

When the issue is resolved you will receive the notices on your next scheduled fulfillment.

At this time we expect the issue to be resolved in time for the fulfillment on Sunday January 20, 2014

What you need to do: Read and notify the appropriate personnel.

ACS Department
National Customer Support Center
United States Postal Service

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 18th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

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