Archive for April, 2012

Direct Mail helps win elections | Opinion | Marketing Week

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Direct Mail helps win elections | Opinion | Marketing Week.

This is a UK article, but still appropriate domestically as well.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 30th, 2012 at 11:03 am

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S. 1789 passes by a vote of 62-37 – See amendments that will be added to the bill

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 27th, 2012 at 11:56 am

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Critically Important PostalOne! Downtime Info – Read Carefully

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IMb™ Services Update

PostalOne! ® Major Upgrade Outage – The major database technology upgrade will be completed during an extended maintenance window from 6 p.m. CDT on Saturday, April 28, 2012, through 6 p.m. CDT on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

During the outage, PostalOne! and Mail.XML® will be unavailable, including FAST® and eDOC Web Services.

 Saturday, May 5, 2012 through Sunday, May 6, 2012 should be considered the contingency weekend for the April 28-29 outage if issues result in a rescheduled upgrade.

PostalOne! TEM Major Upgrade Outage The major database technology upgrade will be completed on the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) during an extended maintenance window from 4 p.m. CDT Saturday, May 5, 2012, through 8 a.m. CDT Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Business Customer Gateway Outage – The Business Customer Gateway upgrade to Oracle 11 will be deployed to the Production environment on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 4:00 am to 8:00 am CDT during the scheduled maintenance window.  During this upgrade, all USPS services accessed through the Business Customer Gateway, including PostalOne!, FAST, Mailer ID and Program Registration will not be available.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 27th, 2012 at 9:48 am

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Commission Issues Order Resolving Technical Issues Related to Workshare Discounts

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The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued Order No. 1320, Docket No. RM2010-13, evaluating and resolving several key issues related to the pricing of workshare discounts the Postal Service offers to mailers who prepare their mail in ways that reduce the Service’s sorting and delivery costs.

PRC 007 Press Release April 20 2012_2633.pdf (application/pdf Object).

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 27th, 2012 at 8:07 am

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Text of S. 1789 as passed by the Senate

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 26th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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Senate passes U.S. Postal Service overhaul

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 26th, 2012 at 6:54 am

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Statements from the Postal Service Board of Governors and the Postmaster General

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 26th, 2012 at 6:48 am

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As Senate passes bipartisan postal bill, Issa heckles from the sidelines

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“So don’t get used to deliberation and compromise- once the bill heads to the House, the discourse will be back to the level of schoolboys in the back row giggling about spitballs”

As Senate passes bipartisan postal bill, Issa heckles from the sidelines – postalnews blog.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 26th, 2012 at 6:44 am

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Sen. Carper Lauds Senate Passage of Postal Reform Bill Legislation passed the Senate by a 62-37 vote

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 26th, 2012 at 6:41 am

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Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet May 4

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 25th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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