1-1.2 Facilities

The “gaining” facility obtains additional volume, workhours, and in many instances, mail processing equipment with the consolidation of operations from one or more sites. The gaining facility assumes responsibility and accountability for the distribution of mail from those operations that were processed by another facility. Most often, the gaining facility is a processing and distribution center having an array of mail processing equipment.

The “losing” facility has volume, workhours, and mail processing equipment removed when selected operations are transferred to the gaining facility. Often, the losing facility is a Post Office that retains customer service operations or specific mail processing operations, such as delivery point sequencing. The naming convention for an AMP feasibility study or proposal is associated with the losing facility.