Archive for April, 2018

Postal Service Dedicates New Stamp Featuring Peace Rose

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 23rd, 2018 at 11:44 am

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Nominations of Hon. David Williams, Robert M. Duncan, and Calvin R. Tucker to be Governors, U.S. Postal Service

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Board of Governors hearing scheduled for April 18, 2018 10:00 AM

From USPS info on the BOG:

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service is comparable to a board of directors of a publicly held corporation. The Board normally consists of up to nine governors appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate.

The nine governors select the Postmaster General, who becomes a member of the Board, and those 10 select the Deputy Postmaster General, who also serves on the Board. The Postmaster General serves at the pleasure of the governors for an indefinite term and the Deputy Postmaster General serves at the pleasure of the governors and the Postmaster General.

Source: Hearings | Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 11th, 2018 at 11:07 am

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Move Update – Green & Secure

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The USPS has implemented a new method for measuring compliance for meeting the Move Update requirement using a Census based approach.  USPS uses scans from Mail Processing Equipment to confirm that addresses for First-Class and USPS Marketing Mail letters and flats are updated to include change-of-addresses (COA) within 95 days of the mailing date.  Compliance is compiled across a calendar month with results shown on the Electronic Verification tab of the Mailer Scorecard.  Assessments will begin in April on March data for any mailpieces exceeding the threshold.

On January 9, 2018, USPS filed a proposed Federal Register Notice (FRN) to introduce the new Green & Secure Program. The Green & Secure method allows the USPS to dispose of or securely destroy mailpieces that are undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA), minimizing the volume of return-to-sender mail.  Mailpieces bearing an ACS Change Service Requested STID (First-Class Mail and USPS Marketing Mail) or an ACS Change Service Requested STID with Secure Destruction will be excluded from Move Update error logging and assessments.

 

The final FRN was published today, April 4, 2018:

Link to FRN https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-04/pdf/2018-06743.pdf?utm_campaign=subscription%20mailing%20list&utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email

For more information on the Move Update Census Method and the Green & Secure Program the following Fact Sheets are available on PostalPro:

https://postalpro.usps.com/greenandsecure

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 5th, 2018 at 9:34 am

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PRC Directs USPS to Address Compliance Issues in FY 2017 Annual Compliance Determination – Postal Employee Network

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 2nd, 2018 at 1:42 pm

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