Archive for October 27th, 2014

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From the PostalOne Help Desk

The issue with PostalOne! has been resolved and connectivity restored around 2 pm CT.
Please contact the help desk If  you  continue to see issues.

Regards,
PostalOne! ® Help Desk

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 27th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

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PostalOne! Zombie Apocolypse – Errors and Alarms In PostalOne!® – Critical Incident 169122

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From the PostalOne! Help Desk

Errors and Alarms In PostalOne!® – Critical Incident 169122

PostalOne! and multiple other Postal applications are being impacted by hardware and database outage issues. The problem started approximately 1 hour ago  at 12:00PM central.

Multiple support teams across Postal IT  are engaged and are actively working the problem. We will provide another update in 1 hour or as soon as the problem is resolved.

If you have any addition questions please contact the help desk at 800-522-9085.

It’s so bad they aren’t even saying “sorry for the inconvenience.” 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 27th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

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So How Are We Really Doing? – PostalVision 2020PostalVision 2020

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 27th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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PostalOne!® Release 39.0 Mailer Webinars

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PostalOne!® Release 39.0 Mailer Webinars

PostalOne!® Release 39.0 Production Deployment will occur on Sunday morning, November 9, 2014, between 12 midnight and 9 a.m. CST. There will be an outage during the maintenance release and the application will not be available. A mandatory Mail.dat® client download will be required. Release notes for PostalOne! Release 39.0 can be found on https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_schedule2014/releaseoverview2014.cfm.  This release repairs known issues in PostalOne! and also includes database maintenance activities.

Two webinars have been scheduled to review changes that will be implemented in PostalOne!® Release 39.0.

Topic: Business Related Changes Nov-2014 R39 External PostalOne! Release Training
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Meeting Number: 744 310 537
To start or join the online meeting, go to https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?ED=286777512&UID=3924658&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

Teleconference information

Provide your telephone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back or:

Call-in-toll-free number: 1-678-317-2063 (US)

Conference Code: 387 354 5093

 

Topic: Mail.dat®/Mail.XML® Nov-2014 R39 External PostalOne! Release Training
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Meeting Number: 740 139 922
To start or join the online meeting, go to https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?ED=286786482&UID=3924658&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

Teleconference information

Provide your telephone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back or:

Call-in-toll-free number: 1-855-860-7461 (US)

Conference Code: 387 354 5093

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 27th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Posted in USPS

Postal Service uses innovation to increase revenues but also needs Congress »

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Postal Service uses innovation to increase revenues but also needs Congress ».
The number of first-class mail pieces dropped by 2.8 billion pieces and mandates that require the Postal Service to pre-fund health benefits for future retirees, helped account for a $5 billion net loss. Meanwhile, the Postal Service’s packaging service business added 210 million more packages that helped increased revenues in that department by 8 percent to $12.5 billion.

 

Operationally, the business has become more lean and has consolidated operations but needs help from Congress to make net losses disappear.

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Perhaps part of the strategy should be on preserving and growing First Class and Standard mail volumes rather than giving up on them.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 27th, 2014 at 9:41 am

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