Archive for October 26th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

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Weather warning are already being posted for Hurricane Sandy and the Northeastern seaboard of the US.  It is a certainty that this storm will affect mail flows in the East at least some point early next week.  Sandy is already being referred to as a “Frankenstorm” around here.

If you are tracking your mail, you already have visibility in place in order to see where you are at in the mail stream.  If you aren’t tracking your mail, best of luck.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 26th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

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Incentive Offer Mailing Error

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Subtitle:  “Or, Why Mailers Should Use a Mail Service Provider OTHER Than the USPS Trying to Be a MSP”.

The APWU has been informed by the Postal Service that a problem occurred in the mailing of retirement incentive offer letters to full-time employees who are eligible to take optional retirement, Executive Vice President Greg Bell has reported. Due to a technical problem at the printing center, some individuals may have received an annuity estimate intended for another individual.

via Incentive Offer Mailing Error.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Posted in USPS

New MTAC Work Groups and Task Teams

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New Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee Work Groups and Task Teams have been created:

TT #17 “Shipping Services Files for Full Service”

TT #18 “Gateway Registration Simplification”

WG #149 “Certification of Mail Service Providers for Full-Service”

WG #150 “RIBBS Improvements”

WG #151 “Streamlined Weight and Ad Percentage Capture Process”

WG #152 “Explore Moving to 5-Digit File Structure”

WG #153 “Mailer MTE Inventory Tracking and Reporting Process”

Contact me directly if you would like more information on any of these groups.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 26th, 2012 at 11:09 am

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PostalOne! Release, Update Mail.dat Client

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From the DMM Advisory –

PostalOne!® Release 32.0.0: The Deployment of PostalOne!® Release 32.0 will require an extended maintenance window to complete all software updates.  There will be a PostalOne!® outage from 8:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, October 27, 2012 through 9:00 a.m. CDT on Sunday, October 28, 2012.   A mandatory Mail.dat® client download will be available immediately following the software update.

PostalOne! Release 32.0 Deployment to Test Environment for Mailers (TEM): will occur on Monday, October 29, 2012, and PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 4:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. CDT.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 26th, 2012 at 9:31 am

Posted in USPS