Archive for November 6th, 2012

USPS urges evacuated Postal customers to provide new address for alternate delivery

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 6th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Posted in USPS

Update on MicroStrategy Reports Delays

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From the PostalOne! Help Desk:

This is to update you on the delay to the MicroStrategy reports for Mail Data Quality feedback related to the issue recently discovered.  The issue has been resolved and the reports will be available with a 24 hour delay.

We expect to be caught up to normal delivery by end of day Wednesday, November 7.

USPS Teams will continue monitoring around the clock and will provide daily updates until reports resume normal availability, or if additional issues arise.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 6th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Posted in USPS

Current mail service information following Hurricane Sandy

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Industry Alert shared by the USPS

Dear Stakeholders:

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to restore mail service following Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy struck some of the most populated areas of our country and impacted a large number of our facilities. We are working to normalize operations as quickly as possible. We will make every effort to keep you informed and post this information so it can be easily accessed.

Last night we significantly updated the Mail Service Update page at http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome.htm to reflect the latest information for plant and DDU dropship impacts, remittance and BME impacts, and a list of impacted 5 Digit delivery zones. The PostalOne contingency plan for BMEs without power is also on the site. When we update this site we will include the date and time of the update highlight what has changed.

We have also significantly updated the Mail Service Disruption report. The DDU file with the list of delivery units not accepting dropshipments was updated this morning.

We remind everyone to please ensure your logistics teams are making appointments at impacted entry points. Even with recurring appointments, mailers must schedule to secure a slot. Please note:

  • ·       Dropship mail redirected from Dominic V. Daniels to Northern New Jersey: Appointment window is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, with 12 appointments accepted daily for 070-073.
  • ·         Dropship mail for Northern New Jersey: Appointment window is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, with 12 appointments accepted daily for 074-076, 078.

Thank you for your patience and thank you to our customers and industry stakeholders for sharing your feedback on what you are seeing and what kind of information would be helpful. If you have any questions, concerns, opinions or ideas on this process, please contact your local BSN Specialist or Representative.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 6th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Posted in USPS

Kudos to Our Partners at the USPS!

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We should expect timely information from the Postal Service related to facility and post office closings due to the storm. We should expect regular updates regarding drop ship availability at processing centers. And we should expect to get reliable information on potential delays in mail delivery to the impacted areas. However, we should also be patient and appreciate the effort that is being put forth by Postal Service employees and executives who are doing everything they can to restore processing and delivery service to the affected areas.

via Quad/Graphics – Kudos to Our Partners at the USPS!.

I’m not usually in the habit of reposting for companies with competitive services, but Joe Schick is right – and this is an important message – we all need to band together and support the USPS through these difficult post-Sandy recovery days. 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 6th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Posted in USPS

Postmaster General denies request to “cease this practice” of delivering postage-short ballots

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Postmaster General denies request to “cease this practice” of delivering postage-short ballots

via The Postal Newsgroup: Postmaster General denies request to “cease this practice” of delivering postage-short ballots.

Be sure to go to the full article, they have a link to the letter from the PMG.  I applaud the USPS response in this case.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 6th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Posted in USPS