Archive for July 27th, 2010

FAST Patching Completed

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From USPS FAST Team:

Attention FAST Customers,

The FAST emergency patch to address the Web Services issue has been completed.

All FAST application and Web Services are now available for all customers.

There was no system outage time required and all services are restarted and stable.

If you have any problems or issues please contact the USPS FAST Help Desk at fast@usps.gov.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

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FAST Patch

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From USPS FAST…the FAST Team does a good job of sending out timely communications:

Attention FAST Customers,

The FAST application requires an emergency patch to address an issue affecting some FAST Web Services customers.

The patching will occur during an emergency patch window of 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm CDT today, July 27, 2010.

The online FAST application will be available during the patch, however, if you are connected to the FAST application you may be disconnected as systems are restarted. You can immediately log back in to the FAST application and continue operation.

Web Services will not experience any service interruption.

You will be notified when the patch is complete.

If you have any questions please contact FAST Help Desk at FAST@usps.gov.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 27th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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USPS Webinar on Catalogs

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Offered by the USPS –

For over 100 years, catalogs have been selling products sight unseen. Before you spend your dollars on this proven format, learn how successful catalogs intertwine the “physics” of catalog best practices along with engagement techniques that increase loyalty, response and average order. This fast-paced online session will be filled with examples and case studies showing how to present the tried and true “rules” of catalog creative and how to use them to your advantage

Click here to register

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 27th, 2010 at 10:23 am

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Voting by Mail

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USPS OIG blog post on voting by mail.  Very interesting!

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July 27th, 2010 at 1:00 am

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Sen. Susan Collins: USPS Proposed Exigent Rate Increases Are Not Justified Under Law

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 27th, 2010 at 12:52 am

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PostalOne! Restored

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Sent from the USPS Help Desk at 3:30 pm Eastern:

Attention PostalOne!® Users
The connectivity issues peported[sic] earlier has been isolated and resolved by the Technical Team.
Mailers should now be able to Transmits[sic] their Job files.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 27th, 2010 at 12:50 am

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