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.
A new RIBBS USPS Resource page has been added,specific to the eInduction program:
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.
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.
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
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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.
Some very creative and cool mailboxes!
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.
National Customer Support Center
United States Postal Service