Archive for October 7th, 2011

PostalOne Schedule

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From the DMM Advisory:

PostalOne!® Maintenance There will be a PostalOne!® outage during the scheduled maintenance window on Sunday, October 9, 2011, from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT. PostalOne!® applications, including Mail.XML® web services, will be unavailable for internal and external users during this outage.

In addition, the scheduled maintenance windows from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT on Sundays October 16, October 23, and October 30, 2011, may be used for critical tasks in preparation for the PostalOne!® Release 28.0 deployment, which will result in PostalOne!® outages. Future communications will provide exact start and end times of outages expected during these maintenance windows.

PostalOne! Release 28.0 Deployment — The PostalOne! Release 28.0 deployment scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2011, will require a longer maintenance window than the normally scheduled maintenance window of 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT. The outage time will be communicated as soon as finalized but no later than October 21, 2011.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 7th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Posted in DMM Advisory

Impact of the New USPS Network on Service to the Mailing Industry

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 7th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Posted in Service,USPS

USPS seeks to delay above-inflation postal rate rise request

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“Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told his major customers in August that he did not want to see postal rates rise above inflation this January, because of the affect such a move might have in pushing mailers into digital alternatives to the mail.

However, yesterday the Postal Service said such a move could come anyway through the various legislative proposals put forward by Congress and the White House.”

via USPS seeks to delay above-inflation postal rate rise request | Post & Parcel.
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Two points.  #1 The mailing industry has been very clear on the request that all this maybe so maybe not is a BAD THING.
#2 I was at the meeting in August that is mentioned in the article above.  Quoting the PMG –  “Plan on no more than a CPI rate increase in January.”  This was met by applause and relief from those present.  Sounds very different from the representation in the article.

See MFSA reference here:

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 7th, 2011 at 9:03 am

Posted in MTAC,USPS