Archive for October 16th, 2012

USPS News Link Story – Seizing Mail Transport Equipment

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Seizing MTE (pallets, trays, sacks, etc.)

Carrier’s tip leads to large recovery

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October 16th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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NAA convinces USPS to create rate category that could benefit TMCs

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October 16th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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Surplus to Requirements | USPS OIG

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here has been a surplus in the U.S. Postal Service’s Federal Employees’ Retirement System FERS pension program since 1992. Most recently, the FERS surplus was projected to be $11.4 billion, accounting for most of the Postal Service’s total $13.1 billion pension surplus.The Office of Inspector General OIG asked Hay Group, an actuarial firm, to examine the causes of the FERS surplus, and a new OIG white paper presents the results

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October 16th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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USPS Promotions & Incentive Programs: Mobile Coupon/Click-to-Call, March 2013

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March 1 – April 30, 2013:

Mobile Coupon/Click-to-Call: This promotion provides an upfront 2 percent postage discount on the integration of mail with mobile technology and will promote the value of direct mail in two ways. First, it will encourage customers to integrate hard-copy coupons in the mail with mobile platforms for redemption. Second, it will drive consumer awareness and increase usage of mail with mobile barcodes that provide click-to-call functionality. Registration is Jan. 15, 2013, to April 30, 2013.

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October 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Promotions & USPS Incentive Programs for First-Class & Standard Mail

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Upcoming Promotions and Incentives
2013 Promotions Calendar Overview

To help marketers prepare earlier for its upcoming mail promotions, the U.S. Postal Service for the first time is publishing a yearly promotions calendar. The 2013 Mailing Services Promotions Calendar will include six promotions designed to generate continued interest in the various uses and benefits of mobile barcodes in direct mail as well as provide opportunities for marketers to be more successful with traditional integrated marketing campaigns. The Promotions Calendar is subject to approval by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

An overview of each program is included in the document “2013 Promotion Calendar Overview.” More information about each promotion will be released as it becomes available.

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I will be posting a summary of each of the proposed 2013 incentive programs in the next few days…

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 16th, 2012 at 9:44 am

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