Archive for December 12th, 2013

Meyers Named Acting VP Government Relations and Public Policy

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DPMG Ron Stroman has named Sheila Meyers Acting VP, Government Relations and Public Policy.

Prior to her new appointment, Meyers served as manager, Government Liaison, where she worked as the Postal Service’s primary contact with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In this capacity, she has extensively interacted with key congressional leaders and their staff regarding the Postal Service’s public policy interests, including the development and House passage of legislation consistent with the Postal Service’s operational and financial needs.

Meyers has been with the Postal Service for 34 years. She has experience in a variety of positions, including mail processing, Retail Services, Human Resources, Labor Relations and Government Relations.

Meyers’ appointment as Acting VP became effective Dec. 9.

via – postalnews blog.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 12th, 2013 at 11:33 am

Posted in USPS

Full-Service Discounts and By/For Information

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From the PostalOne! Help Desk:

Full-Service Discounts and By/For Information

Electronic Documentation (eDoc) requires the identification of the eDoc Submitter, the Mail Preparer and the Mail Owner for Full-Service compliance. The identification of the Mail Preparer and Mail Owner is called By/For – where the mail is prepared BY a Mail Preparer FOR a Mail Owner.

The Mail Owner and the Mail Preparer may be the same party or they may be different parties.  For example, when a Mail Owner prepares and submits their own mailing, the Mail Preparer and Mail Owner would be the same.  If the Mail Owner chooses to use a Mail Preparer to prepare and submit their mailing(s), the parties would be different within eDoc.

eDoc is used to populate the electronic postage statements in PostalOne!   What is populated depends on what resides in a particular field the eDocToday, the information fields used to populate the postage statement By/For IS NOT the same information used for the Full-Service By/For.  (This will change in a future release).

At this time, Acceptance employees are not able to validate Full-Service By/For information.  The Full-Service discount will not be denied if the “Org for Mailing Prepared” field is blank, or does not appear to be correct on the electronic postage statement in PostalOne!.

Below is a summary of the four (4) reasons the Full-Service discount will be removed. These issues are discovered by Visual Inspection and/or by running the mailing on MERLIN at the time of acceptance.

Reasons for removal of the Full-Service discount include:

  • 3 or more Intelligent Mail Container barcodes or placards are missing or covered by shrink-wrap.
  • 3 or more tray/sack labels are missing Intelligent Mail Tray Barcode.
  • 4 or more mailpieces claiming the Full-Service discount are missing Intelligent Mail barcodes.
  • The loss of an automation discount based on the results of a MERLIN or Manual barcode verification will also result in the loss of the Full-Service discount.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 12th, 2013 at 11:31 am

Posted in USPS