Archive for May 12th, 2010

Katharine Hepburn Stamp Issued Today

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Katharine Hepburn, star of such classic movies as “African Queen” and “Little Women,” took her place on a U.S. postage stamp Wednesday.

The 44-cent stamp was dedicated in ceremonies in Old Saybrook, and is on sale nationwide.

Katharine Hepburn Stamp Issued Today –

I know this is kind of postal-fluffy for the usual items posted in this blog, but I live in Old Saybrook, so it’s a little bit of hometown pride.

Plus, it was odd to see the PMG down on Main Street.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 12th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

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Terrific EMD News

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From the Confirm Service desk today,

“Dear Confirm Subscriber,
The Postal Service will extend the support of the EMD function within the Confirm service until the enhanced “Start-the-Clock” capability is deployed. The Postal Service is developing the capability to provision “Start-the-Clock” information for workshare mailings. This capability exists for Full Service mailings today and will extend to non Full Service mailings as well. The Postal Service will provide sufficient advance notification on the details of this capability via the Federal Register Notice process to include the retirement date of the EMD function.”

Thank you to all of the assistance and support we’ve received that helped get this accomplished, from both the mailing industry and the United States Postal Service.  Now on to growing Confirm services to continue to benefit everyone.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 12th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

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USPS – Changes at HQ

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WASHINGTON – Postmaster General John Potter today accepted the resignation of Robert F. Bernstock as president of Mailing and Shipping Services, effective June 4.

Bernstock will pursue opportunities in the private sector.

Bernstock joined the Postal Service as president of the newly created Mailing and Shipping Services in June 2008, agreeing to work with the Postal Service for an initial period of two years.

“Bob led the effort to rethink and redesign the USPS customer experience. His talent, creativity and extensive business experience have benefitted the Postal Service, our customers and our employees,” Potter said.

As president, Bernstock was responsible for all product management, product development, retail and commercial products and services, as well as commercial sales. The division is responsible for more than $65 billion in annual revenue.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 12th, 2010 at 11:13 am

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